Process Music

Performing and listening to a gradual musical process resembles:
• pulling back a swing, releasing it, and observing it gradually come to rest;
• turning over an hour glass and watching the sand slowly run through the bottom;
• placing your feet in the sand by the ocean’s edge and watching, feeling, and listening to the waves gradually bury them.

from “Music as a Gradual Process,” by Steve Reich – 1969

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