March - April 2000
Steve Reich is a leading pioneer of Minimalism and his music has been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the St. Louis Symphony, the BBC Symphony, and the Boston Symphony. In 1990 he received a Grammy Award for Best Composition for Different Trains, which marked a new compositional method, and in 1994 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Dance companies and choreographers ranging from the New York City Ballet, Jiri Kylian, Alvin Ailey, Eliot Feld, and Laura Dean have used Reich's music. The Cave is a video piece exploring the biblical story of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael and Isaac, which has been performed worldwide.
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