New book on Steve Reich debuts novel rhythmic analyses


Russell Hartenberger’s new book “Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich” from Cambridge University Press is now available.  As part of his comprehensive and authoritative discussion of Reich’s music, he includes the first published glimpse at a new study in which Dr. Schutz analyzed the timings of phasing in Reich’s Drumming.  

This study involved recording Russell Hartenberger and Bob Becker playing phases from the piece in McMaster’s new LIVE Lab, with technical assistance from recording guru Ray Dillard.  For a visualization of this complex data set, visit  Or for more information on Dr. Hartenberger’s new book, click here.