Steve Reich, "WTC 9/11"

“Nearly 40 years after the hidebound boos that greeted Reich’s Carnegie debut, in 1973, with “Four Organs,” the critical consensus has long been settled. The composer — one of America’s original sonic minimalists — is capital-I Important. That his music will survive him is beyond question. Also not up for debate is whether Reich stands as an indispensable part of New York’s musical firmament, as he is a touchstone for post-rockers, avant-turntablists and myriad stylists currently plowing the hybrid, compound-noun genre fields still yet to be blog-hyped (or even named).”
— Awl pal Seth Colter Walls reviews Steve Reich’s “WTC 9/11,” a “15-minute piece for three string quartets and pre-recorded voices.