Steve Reich (1936)

Nagoya Marimba (1994)

pour deux marimbas

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : 1994
    • Durée : 05 mn
    • Éditeur : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Commande: Sekar Sakura, Nagoya College of Music, en honneur de l'ouverture du Shirakawa Hall
Effectif détaillé
  • 2 marimba

Information sur la création

  • 21 December 1994, Japon, Nagoya, Shirakawa Hall.

Note de programme

Nagoya Marimbas (1994) is somewhat similar to my pieces from the 1960s and ‘70s in that there are repeating patterns played on both marimbas, one or more beats out of phase, creating a series of two part unison canons. However, these patterns are more melodically developed, change frequently and each is usually repeated no more than three times, similar to my more recent work. The piece is also considerably more difficult to play than my earlier ones and requires two virtuosic performers.

Steve Reich.