There are more birthdays in 2006 than Mozart and Shostakovich!
On October 3rd, the world honors composer Steve Reich, he'll turn 70 years young.
You can check out his birthday website here.
Reich was also just awarded the music prize in the 18th annual Praemium Imperiale arts awards! (It was just announced, it actually takes place on October 17th...read about it here)
So, I thought you'd enjoy my interview with Steve from December 2004.
Part 1 [mp3 file] talking about technology and his birthday.
(the video Steve references is now here)
Part 2 [mp3 file] talking about composing.
Part 3 [mp3 file] talking about influences and minimalism.