What influenced Steve Reich?

Minimalist composer Steve Reich is one of the headliners of BLOC (July, 6th and 7th in London) and shares the bill with an illustrious circle of artists like Richie Hawtin, Flying Lotus, Amon Tobin and Snoop Dogg.  In this video he talks about how drumming from Ghana and Balinese music influenced his compositions and mentions a new piece based on two Radiohead songs.

He  goes into much detail about how he incorporated principles  of musical practice from Ghana and Indonesia into Music for 18 Musicians. Listen to exactly that below:

via: The Quietus


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