shut up and listen! 2017


Interdisciplinary Festival for Music and Sound Art





Friday, December 8th, 2017, 21.30

Steve Reich

Pendulum Music — Performance

Realisation: Oliver Stotz

Pendulum Music

[Pendulum Music]


Pendulum Music

“Even when all the cards are on the table [...] there are still enough mysteries ...”

[Steve Reich]

Pendulum Music (For Microphones, Amplifiers Speakers and Performers) is a work by Steve Reich, involving suspended microphones and speakers, creating phasing feedback tones. The piece was composed in August 1968 and revised in May 1973, and is an example of process music.


Steve Reich

Steve Reich (October 3, 1936, New-York City, USA) is a composer. He studied composition privately with Hall Overton, then moved on to Juilliard School in New-York to study with William Bergsma and Vincent Persichetti (1958 to 1961). Subsequently he attended Mills College in Oakland where he was taught by Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud (1961-63) and earned a master's degree in composition.


Oliver Stotz (Realisation)