Free Music Software: Reichatron is a free phase shifting looper effect for Reaktor 5, inspired by Steve Reich and his early loop pieces. It was created by Matt Mower: Reichatron is a sample playing instrument that grew out of my desire to experiment with phase-shifted looping (a la Steve Reich’s early works It’s Gonna Rain… Read More Free Phase Shifting Looper Inspired By Steve Reich
Here’s a must-see Pitchfork.TV video of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore talking with Steve Reich at last year’s SXSW conference. While Reich is best known for his acoustic works, his early electroacoustic works have been some of his most influential.
Milkcrate is an interesting site/project, maintained by Sebastian Tomczak, that explores making music with minimal source materials: Milkcrate is not a band or a particular group of people. Milkcrate adds a further set of constraints of space, time and materials to create music within. The rules… The objective of milkcrate is to write, record and… Read More Cool Site: The Milkcrate Sessions
The Second International Conference on Music and Minimalism will occur September 2-6, 2009, at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, directed by Kyle Gann and David McIntire. All scholars in this area are invited to submit papers. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following: both American and European (and other) minimalist… Read More The Second International Conference on Music and Minimalism Looking For Presentation Proposals
In this classic clip, South Park Elementary presents the happy, non-offensive, non-denominational school play, with compositions by Philip Glass. Bogus, but funny!