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Title: Steve Reich

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Subject: Music and Movies
Author: Keith B
Date: May 23, 2016
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 3 / 847
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The initial idea was scribbled down as a fragment in his notebook, simply stating, "Short chord gets long." The project never came to fruition, as it was technologically impossible in the 1960's. Instead, he recreated the sound with live instruments in Four Organs (1970), repeating one dense dominant chord over increasing periods of time over a constant maraca backbeat...

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Instead, he recreated the sound with live instruments in Four Organs (1970), repeating one dense dominant chord over increasing periods of time over a constant maraca backbeat. The intention is really to create a sense in the listener of time slowing. Reich presents the visual of a "film loop gradually presented in slower and slower motion...

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