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Steve Reich Clapping Music App

Steve Reich has released a Clapping Music app

Steve Reich has released a Clapping Music app. It’s based on his 1972 composition Clapping Music, which involves two performers clapping a constantly shifting rhythmic pattern. The app teaches the user to play the piece by tapping along to the composition on screen.

Only available to iOS users, the app also includes educational videos looking at the compositional technique in Clapping Music and Electric Counterpoint. Those users who get really good at it can enter a competition to perform live with London Sinfonietta’s percussionists. More information here.