Steve Reich: Playing Music/Talking Music

FEB 25, 2014 | 7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1201: Elebash Recital Hall


February 25, 2014: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Free, Reservations Required


212-817-8215 or


A Conversation with a Performance

Steve Reich, called "our greatest living composer" by the New York Times, discusses his career and the current state of contemporary classical music with Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Justin Davidson, of New York magazine. The conversation will be preceded by a performance by Reich and friends of Reich’s famous Clapping Music and Mallet Quartet. A pioneer of minimalism, Reich has embraced not only aspects of Western Classical music, but the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernacular music, particularly jazz. Among his many honors are a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammy Awards, and the Polar Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.