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.
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 perform: 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)
4.30pm Jetsam 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.
5pm 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.
7.30pm 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
** 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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