Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich - Session 3

Featuring BBC Symphony Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can, Tyondai Braxton and more

7 May 2011 / 18:00

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Two Steve Reich premieres, including Kronos Quartet performing his most recent composition: WTC 9/11 . Plus Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo playing with the Bang on a Can All-Stars , electronica maverick Dan Deacon joining So Percussion – and the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing music by three generations of American composers, including former Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton , who joins them onstage.

Reverberations podcast (Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet, Bryce Dessner, Owen Pallett, Tyondai Braxton & more) by Barbican Music


BBC SO / André de Ridder perform:
Steve Reich Variations for Winds Strings and Keyboards
Anna Clyne Rewind
Michael Gordon Rewriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony (UK premiere)

Kronos Quartet
Bryce Dessner Aheym (Homeward) (UK premiere)
Traditional (arr. Judith Berkson and Jacob Garchik) / Ov Horachamim (UK premiere)
Perotin (arr. Kronos Quartet) Viderunt Omnes
Steve Reich Selections from The Cave - Machpelah Commentary 2, Ephraim Issac Chanting, Interior Drone 
Steve Reich WTC 9/11 (European premiere - Barbican co-commission)**

Tyondai Braxton
/ BBC SO / André de Ridder perform:
Tyondai Braxton Central Market

Dan Deacon / So Percussion perform:
Dan Deacon Ghostbuster Cook: The Origin of the Riddler (European Premiere)

Lee Ranaldo
/ Bang on a Can All-Stars perform:
Lee Ranaldo How Deep Are Rivers

Bang on a Can perform:
Steve Reich 2x5  (London premiere)

Bang on a Can about 2x5

FreeStage performances (Barbican foyers)

Formed in Singapore in 2008, Jetsam create and perform original and commissioned works and contemporary repertoire. With backgrounds in classical music, dance/electronic music, and song writing, the band’s unique sound seeks to blend these influences with their shared experiences from around the world.

An ensemble made up of performers from Bang On a Can, Jetsam, and Guildhall School Musicians will perform Brian Eno’s seminal piece Music For Airports.

Donald Lindsay will be performing one of Julia Wolfe's pieces, LAD.

Dan Deacon & So Percussion - Ghostbuster Cook: Origin of the Riddler

Tyondai Braxton - Platinum Rows

Bang on a Can All-Stars - Hong Kong Arts Festival 2011

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Part of Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich - Weekend Pass
Part of Spring Contemporary Events 11

Produced by the Barbican

** Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet by the Barbican, London, Carnegie Hall, Duke Performances/Duke University, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Phyllis C. Watiss Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. This commission was also made possible by Chamber Music America Commissioning Program, with funding genrously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Aaron Copeland Fund for Music, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

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