Ned Rorem in New York - 30 March, 1982

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 351:

I joined Chuck for the Steve Reich concert. In the absolutely full house we recognised not a soul, the audience being made up of well-off heterosexual swingers each in tan leather and a single silver earring, smoking pot and grooving a the maximally rehearsed and metronomic ostinatos full of sound and blandness and signifying nothing.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 351. accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: New York


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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music by Steve Reich
written by Steve Reich

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 March, 1982
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:20:05 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:53:05 +0000