Gagal Russell talks about his long association with Steve Reich

Russell talks about his long association with Steve Reich

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In case you did not see our Facebook posting we wanted to alert you to this great article by Daniel Tones.   Daniel interviewed Russell a few years ago about the music of Steve Reich. Russell was the first trained percussionist to join Steve’s ensemble and has collaborated with Steve for over 40 years. Our friends at Soundstreams are hosting a concert this evening (8 pm) at Toronto’s Koerner Hall entitled PIANO ECSTASY. Russell will be featured with 5 other pianists playing Reich’s SIX PIANOS. This is a fascinating article that provides some great historical insights, and that tells us a great deal about the beginnings and the creative process both for Steve Reich and for the musicians who interpret his music. Check it out!

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