This concert took place in the concert hall without a live audience: you can (re)watch the livestream until 5 April.
“All great music is contemporary. If it's still alive and kicking, then it's contemporary.” - Steve Reich
The Desert Music (1983) shows us a milder Reich as he explores the new possibilities offered by a large orchestra and choir.
His ability to communicate social and philosophical questions in music also comes to the fore here: with the dark poetry of William Carlos Williams as the engine that unrolls a constant rhythmical canvas, Reich addresses the destructive whims of humanity.