Steve reich revised his different trains in 2000, expanding the original string quartet to a full string orchestra. Steve reich different trains study score hawkes pocket score 1168 ismn. Different trains uses human speech played as evershorter fragments until they become just notes in a musical work. The different trains of the title are trains that have had an impact on reichs own life.
Steve reichs different trains, a work for string quartet and tape written in 1988, is widely recognised as one of the most significant musical. Inspired by an awareness of the musical and rhythmic possibilities of the sound of trains, reich wove these train sounds, together with recorded speech, and. Triple quartet for three string quartets, reichs personal dedication to the late yehudi menuhin, duet, and the haunting different trains for string quartet and electronic tape. As reich describes the project, the idea for the piece comes from my childhood. The signature piece here, different trains, was inspired by steve reichs experiences travelling by rail during the time of world war ii. The composition earned him a grammy for best contemporary classical composition in 1989 and has been recorded by the duke string quartet, the kronos quartet, and here by the smith quartet. Steve reich six marimbas download instruction manuals.
The works three movements have the following titles. Performed days before steve reichs 80th birthday, this site specific performance of different trains was the first to pair the piece with a visual element. The pattern of sound, both the pitch and rhythm is mirrored by the string quartet. Use the download button below or simple online reader. This late80s work finds the minimalist composer mixing acoustic and taped material to great effect.
The result is a fuller, less strident sound than before, yet the work loses none of its immediacy as the individual lines remain remarkably clear. Steve reich and musicians, sometimes credited as the steve reich ensemble, is a musical ensemble founded and led by the american composer steve reich born 1936 to perform his compositions. The file extension pdf and ranks to the instruction manuals category. For different trains 1988, reich integrated fragments of audio recordings pertaining to rail travel, including the reminiscences of holocaust survivors, with a string quartet that mimicked both the rhythm of a train and the natural musicality of the voices on tape. Steve reich six marimbas there is document steve reich six marimbas available here for reading and downloading. Steve reich different trains americabefore the war. Different trains, performed by kronos quartet, reich evokes his american childhood. Minimalism and steve reich mode music music theory.
Steve reichs different trains, a work for string quartet and tape written in 1988 for the kronos quartet, is widely recognised as one of the most significant musical compositions of the last thirty. Pdf on mar 1, 1990, christopher fox and others published steve reichs different trains find, read. Different trains, for string quartet and prerecorded performance tape, begins a new way of composing that has its roots in my early tape pieces its gonna rain 1965 and come out 1966. Download steve reich different trains piano counterpoint triple quartet the london steve reich ensemble 2011 from 37 mb, steve reich different trains piano counterpoint triple quartet the london steve reich ensemble 2011 from 273 mb free from tradownload. Reich different trains electric counterpoint torrent. Steve reichs different trains rhythm singing scribd. I have read perhaps more than a hundred books on the third reich from almost every angle possible. Steve reichs different trains free download as pdf file. Reichs 1988 piece, different trains, marked a new compositional method, rooted in its gonna rain and come out, in which speech recordings generate the musical material for musical instruments. String quartet, tapecd sheet music book by steve reich 1936. In 1988, steve reich completed different trains, his magnum opus for string quartet and tape in which he splices together spoken recollections by three. Steve reich electric counterpoint parallels can be drawn between minimalism in music and minimalism in art the use of minimal very few resources makes us experience the work in a different way, getting drawn into a world of the composersartists creation. Download steve reich different trains, electric counterpoint. Different trains is a threemovement piece for string quartet and tape written by steve reich in 1988.
Contact from space by wilhelm reich internet archive. Different trains different trains part one introduction and the use of music technology different trains part two thematic development different trains part three thematic development and continuity different trains. The disc contains three of steve reichs most inspiring works. This document was uploaded by user and they confirmed that. Different trains by steve reich, the smith quartet from amazons classical music store. Steve reich music for 18 musicians score pdf download download. Its original release was performed by the kronos quartet and won the grammy award for best classical contemporary composition in 1989. It reveals that inside that frenetic chamber work was a much larger piece trying to get out, and here it is, fully realised, as it were, in glorious technicolor. Cd, album, club elektra nonesuch, elektra nonesuch 9 791762, 791762. Its a 1974 composition that focuses entirely on the. Steve reich, different trains 1988 digital video and audio excerpt, with background information. Steve reich, steve reich ensemble music for 18 musicians. Music for 18 musicians is for violin, cello, two clarinets doubling bass clarinet, four womens voices, four pianos, three marimbas, two xylophones, and a metallophone vibraphone with no motor. This has to be steve reichs most difficult work to perform.
It won a grammy award in 1990 for best contemporary classical composition. Listen free to steve reich different trains triple quartet. Built around speech samples that are mimicked by the quartet, alongside recorded sounds of train whistles and sirens, different trains can be an overwhelming experience of mechanical power and. This ensemble has premiered many of reichs works and has performed his works more than any other. Steve reich, wtc 911 in a recent work, the new york composer crystallizes the chaos, pain and anxiety that have overshadowed the past decade. The quartet also interprets steve reichs different trains, an illustrious work for string quartet and magnetic tape that they. Steve reichs different trains steve reichs different trains is a 27minute work for string quartet and tape, written in i988 to a commission from the kronos quartet. Kronos quartet gives west coast premiere of steve reichs wtc 911. Steve reich kronos quartet pat metheny different trains electric counterpoint. Different trains by steve reich 1936 sheet music for. In 1988, reich wrote a composition honoring that revelation, called. Steve reichs different trains with london contemporary.
This work requires additional technological components andor amplification. Reich uses recorded spoken phrases of his governess, a retired pullman porter, and various holocaust survivors interlaid with the astounding kronos quartet to contrast his childhood memories of train journeys between new york and california in. The basic idea is that carefully chosen speech recordings generate the musical materials for musical instruments. Steve reich music for 18 musicians score pdf download. In different trains 1988, steve reich presents a semiautobiographical account of the holocaust that electronically mixes his memories of being a jewish child in the 1940s with those of childsurvivors of the holocaust who later recorded their testimonies. Different trains is a threemovement piece for string quartet and tape written by steve reich in. Sotw takes a look at minimalism and composer steve reichs different trains, a threemovement piece for string quartet and tape 1988. Steve reichs different trains, a work for string quartet and tape written in 1988. Steve reich different trains lyrics and tracklist genius. Steve reichs different trains brought together various strands of his musical thinking phase shifting, sampling of voices, jewish experience, and the combination of live instruments with prerecorded sound, to name some in a highly personal synthesis that is both moving and compactly powerful. Different trains kronos quartet, pat metheny, steve reich on allmusic 1989 this late80s work finds the minimalist composer. Steve reich different trains electric counterpoint digital mp3 album. A list of lyrics, artists and songs that contain the term different trains by steve reich from the website.
Signum classics are proud to release the smith quartets debut disc on signum records different trains. This version of different trains, a reworking of the original string quartet version, impresses immediately by the richness of its vastly expanded sound palette. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. To reichs first string quartet, different trains, one of the most profound works. The words were recorded by reich from several sources.
Listening to steve reichs holocaust opus different trains. Pdf on mar 1, 1990, christopher fox and others published steve reichs different trains find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. Pdf on mar 1, 1990, christopher fox and others published steve reich s different trains find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. Steve reich to present different trains at the oldest active passenger railway station in the world, with new film from bill morrison. Steve reichs different trains, a work for string quartet and tape written in 1988, is widely recognized as one of the most significant musical compositions of the last thirty years.1226 1591 1366 167 1027 30 1152 1119 256 1257 284 1253 258 335 996 1027 1122 112 262 1618 1331 468 1154 1320 550 1187 41 229 320 1297 1579 411 172 706 1390 1205 1148 193 1073