Nexus and Sō Percussion celebrate the 50th anniversary of Steve Reich’s Drumming with an exploration of this seminal work, featuring contributions from across the global music community.

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SELECTED PAPERS

Oliver Xu

Drumming: an Algorithmic Approach

Oliver XuThis project uses an algorithmic approach to explore the concept of resultant patterns as used by Steve Reich in Drumming. It seeks to analyze what it means for a resultant pattern to be interesting and to encode these intuitive musical characteristics into a computer algorithm.

ARTICLES

Mallet Phase Featured

Marimba Phase/Mallet Phase

Russell HartenbergerA look at the origins of Piano Phase played on two marimbas, the end of phasing as a compositional tool, some of the techniques required to play Marimba Phase, and Garry Kvistad’s adaptation of the piece for just intonation-tuned instruments.

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Boosey & Hawkes
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Ray Dillard
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Woodstock Chimes
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