np: 1982. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. photograph, inscribed by Reich to Siv Lind and dated
March 26, 1982. With a manuscript score [4 x 6 in. ink on paper], of bar 7 of
Reich’s minimalist work Clapping Music, originally composed in 1972 and
inscribed to Lind. Both items housed in a manila envelope addressed and
stamped to Siv Lind from Reich’s New York address.
Clapping Music was, according to a popular anecdote, composed by Reich after
witnessing a Flamenco performance, and grew out of the composer’s desire to
compose a work using his phasing technique developed in earlier compositions
such as Piano Phase, but only using the human body as instrumentation. It is
now considered a landmark work in minimalism.