Music by Steve Reich
Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, artistic director
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Bing Concert Hall
$25.00–60.00 (Adult) | $10.00 (Stanford Student)
$20.00–55.00 (Other Student)
$12.50–47.50 (Youth Under 18)
Stanford Faculty/Staff Final-Week Discount is not available for this performance.
“[Reich is] our greatest living composer” —New York Times
Hailed as “the very model of a modern chamber music band” (New York Times), Alarm Will Sound returns to Stanford with Pulitzer-winning composer Steve Reich and an electrifying all-Reich program headlined by the U.S. premiere of Radio Rewrite. Reich began work on Radio Rewrite. after hearing Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood performing Reich’s Electric Counterpoint. Mutual admiration, coupled with the music of Radiohead, fueled Reich’s inspiration for this new work.
Reich: Clapping Music with Steve Reich, Piano Counterpoint (1985), City Life (1995), Four Genesis Settings from The Cave (1993), New York Counterpoint, Radio Rewrite (2012, Stanford commission)
Radio Rewrite was commissioned by the London Sinfonietta with support from London Sinfonietta Entrepreneurs and Pioneers including Sir Richard Arnold, Trevor Cook, Susan Grollet in memory of Mark Grollet and Richard Thomas; Alarm Will Sound and Stanford University in honor of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation with generous support from Van and Eddi Van Auken.