Date of Award
Bachelor of Music Honours
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Faculty of Education & Arts
Dr Matt Styles
This paper will investigate Reich's 1967 composition Piano Phase, exploring the work's development from tape loops, the resultant patterns found in the work, the process involved, notation used, and also examples of phasing found in other works. Further, discussions will also take place with regards to both the author's, and David Cossin's adaptations of Piano Phase, including instrument choice and configuration, film and lighting requirements and rehearsal techniques. This project aims to present an adaptation of Piano Phase for solo percussion and multimedia, which provides an accurate visual representation of the process used in Piano Phase as well as taking into account Reich's compositional philosophies.
Digney, F. (2008). Steve Reich's 'Piano Phase' and David Cossin's 'Video Phase' : An exploration of David Cossin's Video Phase with reference to Steve Reich's original work Piano Phase.. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses_hons/1314