Sound Expertise

Steve Reich and the Politics of Race with Sumanth Gopinath

September 14, 2020 Will Robin Season 1 Episode 9
Sound Expertise
Steve Reich and the Politics of Race with Sumanth Gopinath
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Sound Expertise
Steve Reich and the Politics of Race with Sumanth Gopinath
Sep 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
Will Robin

In light of the recent resurfacing of racist remarks that Steve Reich made in the 1970s, what are the racial politics of the composer's canonic minimalist music? What is the history of Reich's engagement with civil rights in works like Come Out, and does the influence of African music on his compositions represent a form of cultural appropriation? A conversation with Sumanth S Gopinath, associate professor of music theory at the University of Minnesota.

Show notes and more over at soundexpertise.org

Questions? Thoughts? Share them with Will on Twitter @seatedovation


Show Notes

In light of the recent resurfacing of racist remarks that Steve Reich made in the 1970s, what are the racial politics of the composer's canonic minimalist music? What is the history of Reich's engagement with civil rights in works like Come Out, and does the influence of African music on his compositions represent a form of cultural appropriation? A conversation with Sumanth S Gopinath, associate professor of music theory at the University of Minnesota.

Show notes and more over at soundexpertise.org

Questions? Thoughts? Share them with Will on Twitter @seatedovation