Minimalist composer Steve Reich created Come Out to explore the process of gradually playing tape loops in and out of phase. The work is built around a single snippet of recorded voice. He played two loops of this snippet going gradually out of phase, creating new rhythms and accentuating the melodic features of the spoken words. This is a classic exercise in composing tape music using a predetermined mechanical process, the outcome of which varies depending on the sound source and the tape machine being used.
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