steve reich wins the pulitzer // 20 Apr 2009

Steve Reich won the 2009 Pulitzer prize in Music for Double Sextet. This makes me insanely happy, and just heightens the anticipation for eighth blackbird's upcoming recording. Until that arrives you can listen to an excerpt at Carnegie Hall's website, or watch eighth blackbird's first rehearsal of the piece on YouTube. Reich was interviewed for NPR's All Things Considered this afternoon; he was typically gracious.