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Steve Reich on composing for 9/11 anniversary

As the world digests and speculates on the death of Osama Bin Laden, the 9/11 attacks present a particular challenge for the artist.

How do artists address one of the most horrific catastrophes of our time?

The American composer Steve Reich has met that challenge in a commission marking the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre.

His work "WTC 9/11" has its European premiere at the Barbican in London on Saturday evening.

He spoke to Kirsty Lang about the challenge.

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