Won a Pulitzer Prize for Music
Scored "The Dying Gaul"
Wrote the composition, "Different Trains"
Wrote the influential composition, "Clapping Music"
Along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, Reich was a pioneer of minimal music.
Reich won a Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2009 for his composition, Double Sextet.
The New York Times once referred to Reich as the "greatest living composer of our time."
After settling in New York's Chelsea district in the early 1970s, Reich and his friend, fellow composer Philip Glass, formed a moving company to make some extra money; the company's name, Chelsea Light Moving, was later borrowed by guitarist Thurston Moore as the name of his post-Sonic Youth band.