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STEVE REICH AT 80

 08 November 2016 at 7.30 

STEVE REICH AT 80

Corn Exchange, Cambridge
3 Parson's Court, Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QE
United Kingdom
01223 357851
www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex

Steve Reich & Colin Currie*
Colin Currie Group
Synergy Vocals



If you enjoyed the Philip Glass Ensemble in the 2014 Festival, you will love this.

Steve Reich is the godfather of Minimalism and ‘Clapping’ is the essence of that style. Two people (Colin Currie with Reich himself) clap a short repeated rhythm that is phased in and out of focus, creating three minutes of mesmerising, interlocking rhythms.

At the other end of the spectrum, ‘Music for 18 Musicians’ is one of Reich’s large-scale masterpieces. Four grand pianos, marimbas, xylophones, female vocalists, strings and clarinets combine to create pulsing rhythms, shifting patterns and long-breathed phrases that build like waves. The effect is overwhelming.



Steve Reich : Clapping Music
Steve Reich : Music for pieces of wood
Steve Reich : Mallet Quartet
Steve Reich : Music for 18 Musicians
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