A Study Day on the music of Steve Reich

A Study Day on the music of Steve Reich
Kings Place, London – 14 February 2015
Tickets vis the Kings Place Website

9.30 Registration

10.00 Introduction to the study day – John Pymm, Chair of the Society for Minimalist Music.

10.05 Opening Keynote – An Introduction to Steve Reich’s Compositional Development

Through the Lens of its Reception; Keith Potter (Goldsmiths, University of London)

10.40 Break

11.00 Analytical Perspectives on Steve Reich’s Music

  • Paul Cassidy (Goldsmiths, University of London): On the Anomalousness of Steve Reich’s Four Organs
  • Twila Bakker (Bangor University): New York Counterpoint: Getting to the Core of Reich’s ‘Big Apple’ Piece
  • Jason Jedlicka (Indiana University): Exploring Augmentation in Steve Reich’s Double Sextet

12.30 Lunch

1.15 Political and Aesthetic Perspectives

  • Sumanth Gopinath (University of Minnesota): ‘Short Chord Gets Long Via Augmentation’: Psychedelic Science Fiction, Erotic Sublimation, and the Hermeneutics of Steve Reich’s Four Organs
  • Michael Palmese (Louisiana State University): Disunity and the Act of Memorialization in Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11
  • Victoria Aschheim (Princeton University): History as an Image; Different Trains and Its Sketches Through a Benjaminian Lens

2.45 Break

3.00 Narrativity and the Voice

  • Jelena Novak ( New University of Lisbon): Documentary Singing: Performing the Voice in Music by Steve Reich
  • John Pymm (University of Wolverhampton): ‘On the Right Track?’ Identifying the Various Stories in Different Trains

4.00 Study day ends