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ARTS

The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, April 11, 1989

Page 7

Artist unveils

'Reich music'

BY WILLIAM (BILL) C. BANFIELD
V HEN I wrote the preview for Steve Reich's
concert, I posed the question, "What is the music
of the modern composer?" Reich's answer was
something like this: "What do you mean? The
composer creates the music he/she feels."
Reich's music was heard by a packed house of
admirers Saturday night at the Michigan Theater,
and they would simply answer the question like
this: "Reich music." So, what is Reich music?
What is known to us as minimalism, (the reduc-
tion of musical materials to simple repetitive
phrases shifted slightly by rhythmic displacement
or subtle additive harmony over a long period)
was heard in full form.
Reich's new album features an incredible
composition called "Different Trains." The piece
uses pre-recorded material, and is really an
autobiographical documentary on the different
experience of being a young Jewish boy traveling
back and forth across the United States (New
York to California) during the early '40s, and the
experience of thousands of Jewish people travel-
ing in Europe during the same time.
The story is told by persons who were a part
of Reich's childhood or had similar traveling
experiences as Jews in Europe during this time.
Although their stories are heard as broken speech

fragments, they provide the major themes (the
story, rhythm and harmony) of Reich's
composition. .
Reich is currently dressing "Different Trains"
in a format he calls "music theater/video." In this
new format of the piece, Reich sees it being
experienced three ways: The stories would be told
by the characters projected on a large screen, the
musicians would simultaneously play the
materials derived from the speech patterns, and
the audience would hear the music and experience
the drama of the storytelling.
Reich responded that "Different Trains" "dealt
with the state of affairs"; it is social art. Reich
stated that, "Good art lives and dies on the
strength of its music, not on the validity of its
political stance." He cited Wagner as one who
wrote music that was politically potent yet also
stood as "good art."
Besides the Western European traditions, Re-
ich is also heavily influenced by the African
American traditional forms, as well as his studies
of African drumming and Balinese musical
forms.
Did these influences come to bear on the per-
formance Saturday night? Overall, Reich's con-
cert was truly enjoyable and the performances
were extraordinary and seemingly flawless (except
for the musician who dropped something during
the quiet moment in "Sextet").

The concert was opened by a piece called
"Clapping Music." It was just that. David
Tanenbaum's playing of "Electric Counterpoint"
was at first problematic, because the early en-
trances with pre-recorded tracks seemed out of
synch. But this soon turned into a wonderful and
warm mesh of live and taped guitar textures. "Six
Pianos" was very intriguing, as we rarely get a
chance to hear six pianists play together.
In all the pieces, Reich incorporates much of
the musical language we know as commonplace
in this culture (atonality, jazz and traditional).
But as all great artists must do, Reich brought
his inventiveness to bear upon the language, and
we got something called Reich Music. As well,
one could clearly hear the influences of other
cultural forms.
My only concern is not an attack against Re-
ich's art, but given as an issue for reflection.
Reich's composition "Drumming," which was
"other cultural"-influenced and brought to the
tonal art museum (concert stage), shares with
other such works the need to be presented in its
cultural context, lest it not be appreciated fully. I
share this story told to me by an old African:
"The man came to us and told us to put away
our religion. And he told us to throw away our
art. So he took it to the shores, and told us he
threw it in the water. Years later we saw our art Steve Reich performed his own brand of minimalistic music Saturday

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in their museums."

night at the Michigan Theater.

Records
Last Exit rather c
Sonny S
Iron Path warped,
Venture, Virgin Records What fo
The name of the group, the title ten bril
of the album, even the ominous ab- Exit is
stractions on the cover, all seem to drumme
speak metal. Yet there it is in the reedman
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r Konitz and Wynton Marsalis. Sharr
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