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Steve Reich

So Percussion At Quick Center In Fairfield

So Percussion At Quick Center In Fairfield

Twenty or 30 years ago, classical-leaning percussion ensembles had a more limited repertory to choose from. There was Lou Harrison, John Cage, Edgar Varese, Carlos Chavez and Steve Reich. Since then, particularly with the ascendance of the globally informed phase music that Reich made, percussion has blossomed in terms of possibilities. Generations of American percussionists have studied the polyrhythmic music of Africa, the rhythmic algebra of Indian music and the experiments of the avant-garde. A whole crop of indie-rock musicians with conservatory sensibilities have contributed to the percussive renaissance.

So Percussion is a New York-based percussion-centric quartet that...