About Freaking Time! Reich wins the 2009 Pulitzer

The 2009 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced about an hour ago, and Steve Reich was finally awarded the prize in music for his piece Double Sextet written for eighth blackbird and themselves (obviously prerecorded). This is probably not the most stunning Reich piece you will hear, but it is definitely fun. I saw a performance of this last year in Cincinnati at the close of the Music08 festival.

Here's a YouTube clip of 8bb's first rehearsal:

For a more comprehensive in-depth view of the 2009 awards, here is NewMusicBox.org's coverage.

UPDATE: Here is 8bb's take on the award.

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