Berio (1997)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195151152
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850044 | DOI:
                   Berio (1997)

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This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Luciano Berio. Reich says that when he studied with Berio from 1961 to 1963 at Mills, Berio early on played a tape piece of his, Omaggio a Joyce, which showed again how speech—often broken down into the syllables of Finnegan's Wake—could be a riveting source for tape music as well. It was far more interesting to Reich than tape pieces made with electronically generated tones and it encouraged him later in 1965–66 with his own speech tape pieces.

Keywords: Ommagio a Joyce; Luciano Berio; tape pieces

Chapter.  371 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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