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Reich: Counterpoint LP

KUNIKO

Reich: Counterpoint LP

...premiere arrangements
CKH 485 (Linn Records)
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Release Date: 20 October 2014




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Six Marimbas Counterpoint (1986/2010) Arr. for solo marimba and pre-recorded tape (side A)

Six Marimbas Counterpoint (1986/2010) Arr. for solo marimba and pre-recorded tape (side A)

Composer Steve Reich
Soloist

KUNIKO

Arranger Kuniko Kato
16:26 Play
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New York Counterpoint (1985/2012) Arr. for solo marimba (side B)

New York Counterpoint (1985/2012) Arr. for solo marimba (side B)

Composer Steve Reich
Soloist

KUNIKO

Arranger Kuniko Kato
11:14 Play
3
Vermont Counterpoint (1982/2010) Arr. for vibraphone and pre-recorded tape (side B)

Vermont Counterpoint (1982/2010) Arr. for vibraphone and pre-recorded tape (side B)

09:48 Play
Total Running Time 37 minutes
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Counterpoint is a collection of works by Steve Reich arranged and performed by KUNIKO, one of the most gifted and significant percussionists of her generation.
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KUNIKO

KUNIKO

KUNIKO is one of the world's most talented percussion soloists in today's contemporary and classical music scenes.
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Steve Reich

Steve Reich

"There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them," states The Guardian (London).
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The arrangements, made in collaboration with Steve Reich and originally premiered on kuniko plays reich and cantus, are available on LP for the first time. The pressing is on 180 gram vinyl and is manufactured by the prestigious Pallas firm in Germany, which is highly regarded by vinyl lovers everywhere.

The LP showcases KUNIKO's new live solo marimba part that accompanies the pre-recorded tape of five marimbas in Six Marimbas Counterpoint. KUNIKO gave the world premiere performance of her arrangement of Reich's New York Counterpoint in New York in 2012. KUNIKO won praise from the composer himself who stated: ‘Kuniko Kato is a first rate percussionist.' KUNIKO's arrangement of Vermont Counterpoint, originally for flute, piccolo and alto flute, was inspired after Reich himself suggested it.

 

‘The versatile Japanese percussionist's highly inventive and colourful arrangements of Steve Reich's music produced one of the discs of the year.' Gramophone

‘The percussionist gave the world premiere performance of her marimba version of Reich's New York Counterpoint in New York last year. Her recording of the work elicits some of the most exciting playing on the disc.' International Record Review

‘Japanese virtuoso Kuniko finds new sonorities in Electric Counterpoint when transferring it to steel pans, marimba and vibraphone, and brings Vermont Counterpoint to dazzling, invigorating life on the vibraphone.' The Observer

 

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