Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite

One of the greatest composers of our time finds inspiration in one of the most influential rock bands of our time. Steve Reich composed Radio Rewrite for Alarm Will Sound after meeting Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead at a festival where all three were participating. The piece is a radical break from Reich’s practice at the time: for years, he had been writing pieces in which the instrumentation was doubled by a pre-recorded track. Something about Greenwood and Radiohead’s music pushed Reich on a new path in Radio Rewrite.

Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite Artists