Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich - Session 6

Featuring Steve Reich, Britten Sinfonia, Clogs, Max Richter, Owen Pallett and eighth blackbird

8 May 2011 / 18:00

£15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35

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A final Reich premiere closes the weekend: Double Sextet . Before that, the Britten Sinfonia plays music by Reich and Julia Wolfe, and collaborates with Owen Pallett, in a full orchestral performance of the album Heartland. Plus, a set from Max Richter and the return of Clogs.

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


Steve Reich/So Percussion perform:
Steve Reich Clapping Music

Britten Sinfonia/Synergy Vocals, conducted by Clark Rundell perform:
Steve Reich You Are (Variations)

Britten Sinfonia, conducted by André de Ridder perform:
Julia Wolfe Cruel Sister (London premiere)

Owen Pallett
/Britten Sinfonia, conducted by André de Ridder perform:
Owen Pallett Heartland

eighth blackbird
/Bang on a Can perform:
Steve Reich Double Sextet (London premiere)

Plus a set from Max Richter and his ensemble and a set by Clogs - who will be joined on stage by the London Children's Choir.

eighth blackbird on the challenges of Double Sextet

FreeStage performances (Barbican foyers)

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. 

Percussion students from the Guildhall School will perform alongside So Percussion in Jason Treuting’s How to blank and Amid the Noise.

So Percussion will perform one of Steve Reich's pieces, Drumming Part 1.

'Beautifully poised throughout, Double Sextet stands as arguably one of Reich’s finest works.' BBC Music

'You Are is prime Reich, using choral and orchestral elements similarly to older pieces like Tehillim and The Desert Music, but seeming as rhythmically driven as anything he's done in years.' Pitchfork 8/10

‘[There is] no question that the classical and indie realms can share a border where music turns pensive, knotty and otherworldly. ’ The New York Times on Clogs

Double Sextet III (by Steve Reich) Performed by eighth blackbird_excerpt

Max Richter - Fragment

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Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich - Weekend Pass
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