02 maggio 2018

Proprio ora che fa furore la nuova esuberante versione realizzata dal Colin Currie Group con Synergy Vocals riaffiora una delle primissime registrazioni di uno dei superclassici di Steve ReichDrumming. Si tratta di un concerto del dicembre 1971 alla Town Hall di New York, quando con Reich c'erano Art Murphy, Steve Chambers, Russ Hartenberger, James Preiss, Jon Gibson, Joan La Barbara, Judy Sherman, Jay Clayton, Ben Harms, Gary Burke, Frank Maefsky e James Ogden. Lo diffonde, anche in cd, l'etichetta di San Francisco Superior Viaduct specializzata in riedizioni in vinile.

Steve Reich's minimalist classic Drumming is reissued on vinyl for the first time this month. Superior Viaduct oversees the re-release of the Reich piece which is also being remastered. The original performance of Drumming, which was written for eight tuned drums, three marimbas, three glockenspiels, piccolo and voice, took place at MoMA in New York City in 1971, with Reich leading an ensemble of performers. The piece was subsequently released in 1972 and pressed in an edition of 600 copies by John Gibbons. It now sells for hundreds of pounds on the resale market due to its rarity. Another version was released more widely in 1974 by the Deutsche Grammophon label.