Music by Steve Reich

Music by Steve Reich

Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, artistic director

Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 8:00 pm
Bing Concert Hall

$25.00–60.00 (Adult) | $10.00 (Stanford Student)
$22.50–85.50 (Other Student)
$12.50–47.50 (Youth Under 18)

“[Reich is] our greatest living composer” —New York Times

Hailed as “the very model of a modern chamber music band” (New York Times), Alarm Will Sound returns to Stanford with Pulitzer-winning composer Steve Reich and an electrifying all-Reich program headlined by the U.S. premiere of Radio Rewrite. Reich began work on Radio Rewrite. after hearing Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood performing Reich’s Electric Counterpoint. Mutual admiration, coupled with the music of Radiohead, fueled Reich’s inspiration for this new work.


Reich: New York Counterpoint (1985), City Life (1995), 3 “Genesis” settings from The Cave (1993), Radio Rewrite (2012)


Commissioned by Stanford University in honor of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation with generous support from Van and Eddi Van Auken, the London Sinfonietta, and Alarm Will Sound