KUNIKO - kuniko plays reich - The Scotsman

The music is familiar, but the artist isn't. This is Japanese percussionist Kuniko's debut album for Linn, in which she premieres her own percussion arrangements of three of American minimalist Steve Reich's "counterpoints" of the 1980s - Electronic Counterpoint, Six Marimbas Counterpoint and Vermont Counterpoint. She focuses on a sound world dominated by marimba, vibraphone and steel pans, which colour these works with soft-cushioned textures. But it is her direct collaboration with Reich, and a worldwide network of top sound producers, that adds sheen to the multi-tracked finished article.

24 May 2011