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Drumming is a piece by minimalist composer Steve Reich, dating from 1970–1971. Reich began composition of the work after a short visit to Ghana and observing music and musical ensembles there, especially under the Anlo Ewe master drummer Gideon Alorwoyie. His visit was cut short after contracting malaria. K. Robert Schwarz describes the work as "minimalism's first masterpiece.
Steve Reich's Drumming, inspired by musical studies in Ghana and on the Indonesian island of Bali, was composed in 1970 and 1971 and has remained one of the touchstones of minimalism's first wave. The work merged polyrhythms and the rhythmic cycle idea with the phase shifting of Reich's early works, painting the whole thing onto a large canvas with four interlocking sections of indeterminate length. The work is instantly appealing and is often performed by percussion ensembles. Second, the engineering here is extraordinary, all the more so because the album is on the performers' own label. It is not technically an audiophile album, but the transparency and dynamic range are top-notch. Sample the magical entrance of the three marimbas as the bongo drummers fade out at the beginning of Part II.
By: Steve Reich (1987, Classical). More albums from Steve Reich: If You Break My Heart by Steve Reich. Three Dances & Four Organs by Steve Reich. Six Pianos, Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ by Steve Reich. Four Organs, Phase Patterns by Steve Reich. Early Works by Steve Reich. Octet, Music For A Large Ensemble, Violin Phase by Steve Reich. Minimalist by Steve Reich. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich. View all albums . Drumming. By: Steve Reich (1987, Classical).
Steve Reich – Drumming. Label: Deutsche Grammophon – 474 323-2. Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ & Six Pianos, both also from this set & recorded at the same time as Drumming, were re-released separately (471 591-2), June 2002. All three previously issued together on a 2-CD set in 1989 (427 428-2), part of Deutsche Grammophon's 20th Century Classics series.
Renews automatically. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 1. 30. Drumming: Pt. I. 17:30. 2. II. 18:10. Reich made the pioneering recording of "Drumming" back in 1974, for DG: not only did he supervise the recording, he also played the marimba in Parts II and IV, and whistled in Part III. One of the drawbacks of that recording was that it lasted circa 85 minutes - Drumming, completed in 1971, was back then and remains the longest piece ever composed by Reich: instead of being played continuously (as it was conceived), each part had to be broken down to one LP side, and even when it was reissued on CD (in 1989) on DG's.
April 27, 2018 In News. A masterpiece ode to percussion. Composer Steve Reich is reissuing his seminal 1971 album Drumming, this May on Superior Viaduct.
Is Drumming (1987) the best album by Steve Reich? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Drumming (1987) by Steve Reich (1987) Overall rank: 22,199th. Accolades: Top albums of 1987 ( 304th ). Top albums of the 1980s ( 3,036th ). Best albums of all time ( 22,199th ).
Album · 1987 · 4 Songs. Drumming Steve Reich. Listen on Apple Music.
Steve Reich - Drumming. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). Tracklist Steve Reich - Drumming. Drumming, Part One.