Over a year ago, the filmmaker and I were very fortunate to have viewed the world premiere of this highly anticipated work at Carnegie Hall. The tall, expansive room was filled, each voice silent as the four string players worked their bows and caressed the bodies of their instruments. When the composition concluded, no one breathed; applause and tears, of sadness, anger, resilience, and pride, erupted. Reich's work is all incredibly brilliant and moving, and I look forward to seeing more of it performed live. His vision and sensitivity are memorable, and I will never forget that tenth anniversary experience.
(image taken from The Guardian)