Steve Reich (1936)

The Cave (1993)

three-act documentary video opera in collaboration with videographer Beryl Korot

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1993
    • Video, installation (detail, author): Beryl Korot
    • Duration: 2 h 22 mn
    • Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
    • Commission: Wierner Festwochen, Holland Festival, Hebbel Theater, Berlin, Festival D'Automne à Paris, Koninklijke Muntschouwburg/Théâtre de la Monnaie, Bruxelles, Serious Speakout and the south Bank Centre, Londres, Brooklyn Academy of Music.
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Torah, et commentaires rabbiniques (hébreu et anglais), Coran (arabe), matériel documentaire

Detailed formation
  • soloists: 2 solo sopranos, solo tenor, solo baritone
  • flute (also oboe, English horn), clarinet (also bass clarinet), 4 percussionists, piano, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer [sampler] , electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, 2 violins, viola, cello

Premiere information

  • Date: 16 May 1993

    Autriche, Vienne, Theater Messe Palast, festival de Vienne


    The Steve Reich Ensemble, direction : Paul Hillier.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device: dispositif multimédia (vidéo, lumière)