How you gonna act like Steve Reich ain't hip-hop? Really, play "America's Most Blunted" from the MF DOOM and Madlib collaborative LP Madvillainy and the first sounds you'll hear are courtesy of the godfather of minimalism and tape experimentation, Steve Reich. The loop of "come out to show them" comes straight from Reich's early work "Come Out," a 1966 experimental piece consisting of two audio channels playing the same looped phrase but quickly coming out of sync.

Reich turns 75 this year and to honor the man a number of groups—Bang on a Can All-Stars, eighth blackbird, Kronos Quartet, and So Percussion—will come together Saturday at Carnegie Hall to play four of the composer's pieces, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet.

Steve Reich's 75th Birthday Concert
Saturday, April 30
8 p.m.
Carnegie Hall
Stern Auditorium
881 7th Ave, New York
Tickets $15-$75 (call 212-247-7800)

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