Desert Phase, Interview with Steve Reich by Steve Rogers

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Categories: Writing, Performance Magazine Online

In celebration of the launch of Performance Magazine Online at the British Library on 27 April 2017, LADA is pleased to offer a selection of articles from Performance Magazine.
Continuing with: Desert Phase, Interview with Steve Reich by Steve Rogers

Issue 38/39, Dec/Feb 1986

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In 1986 Steve Reich toured Britain with his ensemble. He was interviewed by Steve Rogers about his time spent studying in Africa, the influence of his Jewish heritage on his recent compositions in Hebrew and why he rejects high-tech equipment but still uses synthesisers.

This article has been reproduced as part of Performance Magazine Online.


About the project

Rob La Frenais (founding editor of Performance Magazine, 1979–1987) has collaborated with the Live Art Development Agency to develop the Performance Magazine Online project. All sixty-six issues of Performance Magazine have been digitised and are accessible to freely search, browse and read. A new film by Hugo Glendinning and Alex Eisenberg maps the magazine’s history and legacy. Commissioned features (released May - July 2017) by Anne Bean, Hester Reeve, Lynn MacRitchie, Claire MacDonald and Nahum Mantra respond to the archive and the period when the magazine was published.

Performance Magazine Online is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Date Posted: 22 April 2017