Sizzling soulmates

In the mid-1960s Steve Reich picked four seconds out of 70 hours of audio recordings about the ‘Harlem Six’ that hed been sentenced to life. He had the fragment played on two tape recorders at slightly different speeds. Karel Goeyvaerts also devised a similar process for his radical Number 4, with ‘dead tones’.

Later, in works such as Four Organs , Reich's music evolved into a colorful kaleidoscope of subtly dancing rhythms. In Zum Wassermann Goeyvaerts beckoned to a conjuring dream world.

SPECTRA presents a dazzling sample of like-minded souls.

Programme & credits


Steve Reich (°1936)
Come Out (1966)
Four Organs (1970)
Music for Pieces of Wood (1973)
Sextet (1984)

Karel Goeyvaerts (1923 - 1993)
Nummer 4, met dode tonen (1952)
Zum Wassermann (1984)


SPECTRA conducted by Filip Rathé


Wednesday 23 June 2021, 20:00
Ghent, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke