I’ve been a fan of Steven Reich for some time. I used to like playing his music on late night radio in college while studying. The pieces were interesting and long enough I could actually study and not worry about cuing up a new track every 3 to 5 minutes.
A long, long, long time ago I had the privilege to see Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians in Berkley California, and it gave me a whole new appreciation for his compositions, the complexity of his work, and how to interpret it.
The video below was directed by Michael Langan and Terah Maher. It features Reich’s music is an experimental film steeped in tradition, modernizing a visual echo technique developed for scientific study in the 1880s. For more information on the film and technique check out the website here.
A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike “pas de trente-deux.”
“Choros” premiered at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2012 and has gone on to play dozens of festivals worldwide. The film is currently broadcast in Europe by Canal+.