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Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

Untitled digital photograph, 2012

The above were all taken in London, UK in April 2012.

City Life is a 1996 album by the American composer, Steve Reich. Like all of his work, it’s worth checking out if you’re into repetitious, minimalist, modern composition.

According to Glass: A Biography of Philip Glass by Robert Maycock, in the early days when Steve Reich and Philip Glass couldn’t make a living from music, they started a removal firm. When they weren’t shifting stuff, they hung out with the artists Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Chuck Close, Sol Le Witt and Carl Andre. Not surprisingly this, and not the removals, is where Steve’s break came from – artists would invite him to their exhibition spaces to soundtrack their work.

I love these kind of stories, and always wonder what Steve and Philip talked about in the van.