2×5 is a composition by Steve Reich written in 2008. It is scored for five musicians and pre-recorded tape, or two identical quintets on rock instruments, in total: 2 drum sets, 2 pianos, 4 electric guitars, 2 bass guitars. It is described as a "rock and roll piece".
2×5 is in three movements and typically lasts around 20 minutes:
Another recording of 2×5, performed by Mats Bergström, Magnus Persson, Jonas Ostholm, Johan Liljedahl, and Svante Henryson, was released in 2012 by Mats Bergström Musik. The disc also features new recordings of Reich's Electric Counterpoint and Nagoya Guitars.
Russian recording by Anton Glushkin, Dmitry Abdurasulov, Gleb Kolyadin, Max Roudenko, Grigory Osipov and Alexander Veselov was released in may 2020.
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