Kuniko - w naszej ofercie ‘The versatile Japanese percussionist's highly inventive and colourful arrangements of Steve Reich's music produced one of the discs of the year.’ Gramophone ‘ Her marimba version of Reich's New York Counterpoint elicits some of the most exciting playing on the disc.’ IRR ‘Japanese virtuoso Kuniko finds new sonorities in Electric Counterpoint and brings Vermont Counterpoint to dazzling, invigorating life on the vibraphone.’ The Observer • ‘Counterpoint - kuniko plays reich’ is a collection of works by Steve Reich arranged and performed by KUNIKO, one of the most gifted and significant percussionists of her generation. • The arrangements, made in collaboration with Steve Reich and originally premiered on ‘kuniko plays reich’ and ‘cantus’, are available on LP for the first time. • The pressing is on 180 gram vinyl and is manufactured by the prestigious Pallas firm in Germany, which is highly regarded by vinyl lovers everywhere. • The LP showcases KUNIKO’s new live solo marimba part that accompanies the pre-recorded tape of five marimbas in Six Marimbas Counterpoint. • KUNIKO gave the world premiere performance of her arrangement of Reich’s New York Counterpoint in New York in 2012. KUNIKO won praise from the composer himself who stated: ‘Kuniko Kato is a first rate percussionist.’ • KUNIKO’s arrangement of Vermont Counterpoint, originally for flute, piccolo and alto flute, was inspired after Reich himself suggested it. • KUNIKO's passion for Steve Reich's music and her commitment to creating the perfect sound led her to work alongside several greatly respected producers and engineers. • KUNIKO is a soloist who is recognised around the world for her astonishing virtuosity, exquisite musical insight and expressive yet elegant performance style. • KUNIKO’s debut ‘kuniko plays reich’ was acclaimed by the media becoming Linn’s bestselling album of 2011, whilst ‘cantus’ entered the Top 10 of the Official UK Specialist Classical Chart. • In 2012 KUNIKO completed a world tour playing at venues in America, France, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, Japan and Australia and in 2013 performed at the Lichfield and Cheltenham Music Festivals. Named 'our greatest living composer' by The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winner, Steve Reich, is a pioneer of minimalist music.