The four sections and Electric counterpoint: Works & process at the Guggenheim
NamesTatge, Catherine (Producer)Lasseur, Dominique (Producer)Reich, Steve, 1936- (Composer)Rood, Richard (Violinist) (Instrumentalist)Stuckenbruck, Dale (Instrumentalist)Levy, Jill (Instrumentalist)Martin, Lois (Violist) (Instrumentalist)Danilow, Marji (Instrumentalist)Tilles, Nurit (Instrumentalist)Niemann, Edmund (Instrumentalist)Kubera, Joseph (Instrumentalist)Bowen, Kenneth (Instrumentalist)Metheny, Pat (Instrumentalist)Reich, Steve, 1936- (Interviewee)Nagano, Kent, 1951- (Interviewee)Metheny, Pat (Interviewee)Hurwitz, Robert (Interviewee)Swann, Analyn (Moderator)Cronson, Mary Sharp (Producer)Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Presenter)
Works & Process at the Guggenheim Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1987 - 1988
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2853
TopicsReich, Steve, 1936-Metheny, PatComposition (Music)Minimal music -- History and criticismReich, Steve, 1936- Four sections. Selections
GenresInterviewsPanel discussionsMusicMotion picturesDocumentary films
NotesStatement of responsibility: [performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson].Content: This recording is a documentary about Steve Reich, incorporating interviews and Works & process performance and panel discussion segments.Creation/production credits: Documentary credits: Produced by Catherine Tatge and Dominique Lasseur. Directed by Catherine Tatge. Editor: Leonard Feinstein. Lighting director: Alan Adelman. Camera: Mike Livesey, Jerry Pantzer, Jill Bowers, and Gregory Pettys. Sound: Timothy Lester, Jeff Livesey, and Jack Livesey. Interviewees: Steve Reich, Kent Nagano, Pat Metheny, and Robert Hurwitz.Creation/production credits: Music for performance excerpts by Steve Reich.Performers: Music for performance excerpts played by Pat Metheny, Richard Rood, Lenard Rivlin, Diane Bruce, Dale Stuckenbruck, Yong Kim, Jill Levy, Rebeka Johnson, Rena Isbin, Lois Martin, Stephanie Fricker, Daniel Seidenburg, Mellisa Meel, Lanny Paykin, Marji Danilow, Jacqui Danilow, Edmund Niemann, Joe Kubera, and Kenny Bowen. Conductor: Kent Nagano. Interviewees for panel discussion excerpts: Steve Reich, Kent Nagano, and Pat Metheny. Moderator: Analyn Swann.Venue: Recorded as part of the Works & process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in Nov. 1987.Funding: With support from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, digitization and DVD authoring of the Works & process at the Guggenheim video archive was done by StreamingCulture at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York.Biographical/historical: The four sections was commissed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, which premiered the work in Oct. 1987. Electric counterpoint was commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, and debuted in Nov. 1987 at BAM's Next Wave Festival.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (29 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionThis documentary combines interviews and rehearsal sequences with Works & process panel discussion and performance excerpts. Steve Reich discusses the evolution of his music into the orchestal realm, and Nagano provides a conductor's point of view. Selections from the first movement of The four sections are performed. In the second part of the program, Reich and Metheny discuss the composer's work for electric guitar, and Metheny performs improvisations and demonstrates overdubbing by playing excerpts from Electric counterpoint.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 152599825NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16573915Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b7a22ef0-78f0-0138-3e37-0d9156d2e912
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