Brad Lubman, conductor
"The most original musical thinker of our time." -New Yorker
Process music, pulse music, minimalism. None of these well-known descriptors fully captures the essence of perhaps the major musical innovation of the second half of the twentieth century, but it is instantly recognizable to the ear. The shimmering, revolving, driving sounds of the minimalist composers stripped away ornament and artifice in music in the service of hypnotic power, and composer Steve Reich (recently turned 75) is its best-known proponent. "One of the most vital groups of its kind" (New York Times ), Ensemble Signal frequently performs the music of Reich, who describes his work as "compositional process and a sounding music that are one and the same thing." Their program features Sextet (1985) and Double Sextet (2007), which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music and receives its CMA premiere in the rare, entirely-live version.
$32, $28, Museum members $31, $27