I’m in another one of my Steve Reich phases. The world would be a better place if we all just listened to a little more Steve.
To an untrained ear, Steve might sound a lot like his better-known minimalist counterpart, Philip Glass. But while Phil has marketing and charisma behind him, Steve has a raw sort of musical genius that hasn’t been seen in a modern composer for quite some time. His harmonic structures, rhythmic patterns, and orchestral textures are truly visionary and immediately identifiable.