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KUNIKO - kuniko plays reich - CKUA Radio Network

10 June 2011
CKUA Radio
Kevin Wilson, host of Nightcap

Cloud-watching season is upon us: here's the lying-on-your-back-in-the-grass-staring-at-the-sky music you'll be needing. Kuniko Kato revisits three Steve Reich compostions from the 80s, creating her own arrangements for vibraphone, marimba and steel drum. The methodical Kuniko layers her own performances on top of one another, and the resulting sum of rhythm and melody beguiles. Compare Kuniko's version of Electric Counterpoint, written for the guitar of Pat Metheny: the edges are rounded slightly here, and the evolving patterns of sound swing every so gently. In fact, this would be great to listen to while you're on a swing. Sounds like summer to me: music brimming with vitality and carefree energy, the sound of nature in motion. Deservedly and unreservedly endorsed by the composer.
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