The largest single archive devoted to influential experimental composer John Cage lives in a library at Northwestern—and it goes a lot deeper than its famous Beatles lyric sheets.
Current musical obsessions of poster artist and Wet Wallet guitarist Keith Herzik, Wet Wallet bassist and singer Gina Herzik, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
Chicago quartet Third Coast Percussion have commissioned the first piece for percussion ensemble by minimalist giant Philip Glass, and it could help them do even more for the diverse emerging voices he sometimes overshadows.
Third Coast Percussion are already one of the best ensembles of their kind in the country—and their upcoming projects with Philip Glass and Devonté Hynes could make them the biggest.
New-music group Ensemble, Et Al. uses tuned percussion that reflects Tortoise’s influence as much as Steve Reich’s.
The 80th birthday of minimalist pioneer Steve Reich occasions a year of tributes and reissues or performances of his work.
American Football became heroes to the emo scene after breaking up in obscurity—and 17 years later, they’ve returned with a second album.
The Seldoms and the Joffrey Ballet are among this fall’s best bets for dance.
New-music specialist Anthony de Mare performs selections from his new ECM album on Saturday at PianoForte Foundation.
New York jazz reedist Anna Webber shows off her composing chops with a new album by her group Percussive Mechanics.
It sounds a little like the iron Gnawa castanets called qarkabeb in a Moroccan wedding procession.
A terrific new collection of early works by the eclectic American composer Joseph Byrd, who founded the late 60s psychedelic rock band United States of America, has been released by New World Records.
Black metal meets Steve Reich to beautifully unsettling ends
An Interview with Claire Chase previewing her solo performance at Corbett vs. Dempsey on 3/17.
Composer Steve Reich has decided to pull the controversial album art from his forthcoming “WTC 9/11.”