VIDEO: Steve Reich talks tape loops, African drumming and Brian Eno

Ahead of his headline appearance at Bloc festival in London this July, iconic minimalist composer and musician Steve Reich sat down to tell the festival team about his influences.

In the video above he chats about his use of tape loop manipulation, meeting Brian Eno for the first time and the influence of African drumming on his work.

For details of Bloc and other festival action, check out the MusicRadar festival guide.

Si Truss

I'm Editor-in-Chief of Music Technology, working with Future Music, Computer Music, Electronic Musician and MusicRadar. I've been messing around with music tech in various forms for over two decades. I've also spent the last 10 years forgetting how to play guitar. Find me in the chillout room at raves complaining that it's past my bedtime.