"…By using recorded speech as a source of electronic or tape music, speech-melody and
meaning are presented as they naturally occur. It's quite different from setting words to
music where one as to fit a number of syllabus to number of notes, and decide what their
melody relation will be. In speech, question of how many notes to a syllabi, or what their
melody will be, do not arise: the speech just come out. instead of setting words to music, I
simply choose the exact segment of recorded speech I was intuitively drawn to as musical
material. My original interest in electronic music was the possibility of working with recorded
Steve Reich, "Writtings in music, 1965-2000 , Oxford University Press, 2002
à noter la sortie en France de la pure fiction de Jérôme Orsini, pleine d'ironie et de pertinence
intitulée "Au détour et autour, Steve Reich" - les éditions chemin de ronde, 2011
Il s'agit d'un livre sur un ensemble de pièces composées par Steve Reich dans la seconde moitié des années 1960, notamment: Come Out, It's Gonna Rain, Piano Phase, Clapping Music.
"Il faut l'écouter. Ceci est un essai. Ou mieux: une pure fiction"