Steve Reich, Phase to Face
Documentary examining the career of minimalist composer Steve Reich
Discover the influences behind some of minimalist composer Steve Reich's music in this documentary examining his 40-year career. He discusses his distinct style, which draws inspiration from a huge number of sources including the music of Bach, Webern, Stravinsky, and traditional African rhythms, and looks back on performances of his pieces in Tokyo, Rome, New York and Manchester. Despite his success, the composer of works such as Different Trains and Electric Counterpoint has always remained independent, and is now often regarded as one of the founding fathers of the American avant-garde.