Interview with Steve Reich,[1987, April.]

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Title
Interview with Steve Reich,[1987, April.]
Additional title: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Names
Reich, Steve, 1936- (Interviewee)
Caplan, Elliot (Film director)
Caplan, Elliot (Photographer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987-04
Place: New York, NY.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5057
Topics
Cage, John
Cunningham, Merce
Music -- 20th century
Composers -- United States
Genres
Dance
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 streaming video file (31 min) :sound, color
Extent: 1 videocassette (Video8) (31 min) :sound, color ; 8mm
Description
An interview with composer Steve Reich regarding John Cage and Merce Cunningham. The material begins with closeups of Reichs piano, paper and audiovisual archive, and handwritten sheet music, as well as his playback machine. Reich begins by discussing his initial meeting with John Cage in the 1970s (3:15). He then speaks about Cages influence on his own work and his collaboration with Cage on a project (4:15). Reich then considers the use of repetition in both his work and Cages, which moves into discussion about his shifting attitude toward Cages pieces over time (10:20). A consideration of the use and influence of world oral traditions, classical music/composers and poetry in Reichs and Cages works follows (17:24). Reich concludes the interview by giving his thoughts on the collaboration between Cage and Merce Cunningham, as well as a collaborative project on which he was then working (25:00).
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 950971836
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20970449
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1a6f3240-2d5b-0137-4856-0394957421f3
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Item timeline of events

  • 1987: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Steve Reich,[1987, April.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/00a2a420-aa16-0133-4965-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Steve Reich,[1987, April.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/00a2a420-aa16-0133-4965-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1987). Interview with Steve Reich,[1987, April.] Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/00a2a420-aa16-0133-4965-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Steve Reich,[1987, April.]