From Q2: Nadia Sirota Presents “Maximum Reich 2.0”

Q2 Music’s Inaugural Festival Celebrating Steve Reich Gets a 2011 Makeover


“To celebrate the 75th birthday of Steve Reich (born October 3, 1936) and the second birthday of Q2 Music (born October 8, 2009), we’re presenting a renewed and rejuvenated version of our first full festival, Maximum Reich: A Celebration of Steve Reich. With additional pieces, live performance recordings, interviews and hosted segments, Maximum Reich 2.0 promises a nexus of activity, nostalgic and forward-looking, all celebrating this major composer’s major career.

This weeklong immersion into the work of one of the most landscape-changing composers of the last 50 years will include a comprehensive presentation of his recorded works; explorations of the influences both on and of Reich, an Eight Days of Steve blog including tributes from musicians and composers he has inspired, such as Nico Muhly, Sonic Youth, and David Lang; an in-studio video; interviews and concerts from the extensive archives of sister station WNYC; and Reich’s own introductions to many of his seminal works. ”

For the full palette of this project, see the full article here.

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