Every music college should play “Music for 18 Musicians”. It is the best training for ensemble playing, listening, rhythm and confidence-building – and a great way to make new friends.
Most percussionists have Steve Reich’s pieces on their wish list before they even get to college, but “Music for 18” is often new to pianists, string players, clarinettists and singers. For them, it will probably involve playing/singing in an unfamiliar way – but one that will add hugely to their skill-sets.
Most importantly, it is great fun to learn this piece, and audiences absolutely love it!
Having Micaela work with the players and singers, especially in the earlier and later stages of preparation, will make an enormous difference to the students’ performance – and save hours of rehearsal.
Answers from the 'About' page
Plan 1 – All the pianos show the bass notes (longer strings) on the right side of the instrument instead of the left, so they’ve all been drawn the wrong way round.
Plan 2 – The pianos are correct, but the vibraphone shows the lower notes (longer bars) on the right side, so this instrument is drawn the wrong way round.