Percussion is the theme for this session, which features the first UK performance of Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet ; there’s also new music by Hauschka working with prepared piano and pitched percussion. Plus the adventurous eighth blackbird ensemble playing music by some of the world’s most exciting composers.
Steve Reich Music for Pieces of Wood (for Drums)David Cossin&Ian Ding Missy Mazzoli Still Life with Avalanche eighth blackbird (European premiere) Thomas Adès Catch eighth blackbird Philippe Hurel … à mesure eighth blackbird (UK premiere) David Lang These Broken Wings Part 3 eighth blackbird Steve Reich Mallet Quartet Amadinda Quartet (UK premiere) HauschkaMovements and MapsHauschka and his trio
So Percussion - What is exceptional about Mallet Quartet by Steve Reich? (Mallet Quartet will be performed for its UK premiere in this session by Amadinda Quartet)
FreeStage performances (Barbican foyers)
4.15pm A group, consisting of young people from Junior Guildhall, Creative Learning, and Centre for Young Musicians, will perform a new composition created during the Reverberations weekend, inspired by the music of Steve Reich. Reich himself will spend some time with the young people during the creative process to see the piece develop.
4.45pm Percussion students from the GuildhallSchool will perform alongside So Percussion in Jason Treuting’s How to blank, GO, June and Amid the Noise.
So Percussion will perform one of Steve Reich's pieces, Drumming Part 1.