New York: np, 1982. 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. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. photograph, inscribed by Reich to Siv Lind and dated March 26, 1982. Both items housed in a manila envelope stamped and addressed to Siv Lind from Reich’s New York address, 10 x 13 in. Item #4672
A unique manuscript score from the minimalist composer Steve Reich, along with an inscribed photograph, in the original stamped and postmarked envelope.
Clapping Music was, according to a popular anecdote, composed by Reich after witnessing a Flamenco performance. The work grew out of the composer’s desire to compose using his phasing technique and only using the human body as instrumentation. It is now considered a landmark work in minimalism. Scores from the composer are rare, including for this groundbreaking composition.