28 September 2009
Recording of the week: Steve Reich at the ICA
Composer Steve Reich talks to Michael Berkeley and Gavin Bryars about his life, work and musical influences - among them Bach, Stravinsky, Charlie Parker and - for his exceptional sense of time - jazz drummer Kenny Clarke.
'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected from the Institute of Contemporary Arts talks collection by Stephen Cleary, Curator of Drama & Literature recordings at the British Library Sound Archive. The recording was made in January 1986 by the British Library Sound Archive. The ICA talks collection has 1,000 hours of recordings of events held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, in the Mall, London, recorded in the period 1981-1994.