>New Music EnsemblePosted: January 15, 2008
>My current obsession is the new recording of Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” by Grand Valley State University’s New Music Ensemble. This version of Reich’s masterpiece is the most beautiful piece of music I have heard in some time–and it’s the first time the work has been recorded in 5.1 surround sound….so. CRANK. IT. UP.
Tight, full of space, airy, direct. Overtones on overtones, it’s simply glorious. Visit the New Music Ensemble at their website, listen to some excerpts of the work or see the trailer for this remarkable album here.