New York, NY, September 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Steve Reich, Composer Celebrates 75th Birthday
Kultur celebrates composer Steve Reich on his 75th birthday on October 3rd by announcing the availability of the DVD Steve Reich’s City Life.
Steve Reich has been called “our greatest living composer" by The New York Times. Born in 1936, Steve Reich is one of the most significant American composers of the 20th century.
Manfred Waffender’s major documentary traces the background to the creation of City Life. Reich masterfully captures sounds from New York City street life with the aid of two sampling keyboards and microphone, forging the noise of the city street into a work for string quartet, wind, percussion and two pianos. The film culminates in a performance of the piece from the Frankfurt Opera House with the Ensemble Modern conducted by Sian Edwards.
"America’s greatest living composer." (The Village Voice).
Title: Steve Reich’s City Life
Street Date: Available now
Run Time: 61 minutes
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1
More information on this release and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at www.kultur.com
Contact for Further Information:
Kultur International Films