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Steve Reich and Amy Sillman - A Live Conversation & Virtual Concert

May 13 | Thu |
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Thursday, May 13, 7:30-8:30pm Eastern time

Bang on a Can, BOMB Magazine, and the Jewish Museum present a live conversation featuring composer Steve Reich and painter Amy Sillman - plus performances of two Reich classics: Piano/Video Phase and Electric Counterpoint by the Bang on a Can All-Stars' David Cossin (percussion) and Mark Stewart (electric guitar).

Among the most iconic and well-known composers of his generation, Steve Reich's music has had a broad influence that continues to inspire music makers across genres, from techno and electronica to rock and roll. In the words of The Guardian, "There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich in one of them."

Reich will be joined in conversation with Brooklyn-based painter Amy Sillman, who had two triumphal exhibitions in New York last year - a show of her own work at Barbara Gladstone Gallery and one she curated for the reopening of The Museum of Modern Art. Coincidentally, she is also Steve Reich's cousin.

The program will be fully live and streamed on Bang on a Can's new online venue-website, live.bangonacan.org. These events will be free to stream and the featured artists are being compensated by Bang on a Can, but please consider purchasing a ticket. Doing so will help Bang on a Can to do more performances, pay more players, commission more composers, and share more music worldwide.

For decades, members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars have been among the deftest interpreters of Reich's music. Guitarist Mark Stewart, a longstanding member of Reich's touring ensemble, will perform Electric Counterpoint, for solo electric guitar and 12 backing pre-recorded guitar tracks. Percussionist David Cossin, also a veteran of Reich's touring ensemble offers his unique treatment of Reich's Piano Phase (redubbed Piano Phase/Video Phase), in which Cossin performs the two piano parts with percussion midi-triggers.

Free (donations welcome).

Presented by Bang on a Can.

https://live.bangonacan.org/ [email protected] 718-852-7755

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