Steve Reich Discusses His Influences

In preparation for the 2012 Bloc Festival, organizers interviewed the headliners, including pioneering electroacoustic and classical composer Steve Reich. Reich talks about the relationship between West African and Balinese music and his early tape loop music. He goes on to discuss how this affected his early works. Reich’s work has been tremendously influential in electronic music,… Read More Steve Reich Discusses His Influences

Metal Machine Music

Rolling Stone has a review of Lou Reed‘s recent live performance of Metal Machine Music – Reeds’ controversial symphony of noise. When Metal Machine Music was released in 1975, people did not know what to make of it. The album, influenced by the drone music of La Monte Young and John Cale,  consists entirely of… Read More Metal Machine Music