Peace at last: The picture we’ve been wanting to see for 30 years

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Philip Glass greets Steve Reich at BAM, each with an arm around arts promoter Harvey Lichtenstein.

It has been three decades since the two composers last spoke.

Neither can probably remember the cause of their rupture.

Here’s how they looked before.

 

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  • Apparently the conversation was:

    Hello, Steve
    Hello, Steve
    Hello, Steve
    Hello, Steve
    Hello, Steve
    Hello, Steve
    Hello, Steve
    Hello, Steve
    Hi, Phil
    Hi, Phil
    Hi, Phil
    Hi, Phil
    Hi, Phil
    Hi, Phil
    Hi, Phil
    Hi, Phil
    Howya been?
    Howya been?
    Howya been?
    Howya been?
    Howya been?
    Howya been?
    Howya been?
    Howya been?
    Fine, you?
    Fine, you?
    Fine, you?
    Fine, you?
    Fine, you?
    Fine, you?
    Fine, you?
    Fine, you?

    (da capo)

    • Excellent. A more musically accurate transcription of the first exchange might look like this:

      Hello, Steve
      Heeeellooo, Steeve
      Heello, Steeveeee
      Hellooooo, Steeve
      Heeello, Steeeeeve
      Heellooo, Steveee
      Hello, Steve
      Heelloee, Steeve
      Hi, PhilHi, PhilHi, Phi
      lHi, PhilHi, PhilHi, Ph
      ilHi, PhilHi, PhilHi, P
      hilHi, PhilHi, PhilHi,
      PhilHi, PhilHi, PhilHi,
      , PhilHi, Phil Hi, PhilH
      Hi, PhilHi, Phil Hi, etc.

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