Steve Martland came to MINIMAL in 2012 when we co-commissioned his brilliant Sea Songs. We were as shocked as any to hear of his sudden death, a little over a year later: he was such a powerful, vital and dynamic force in his music and in person. Here’s our tribute to the man and his music: a packed evening of music by him in the company of US contemporaries Reich, Glass and Gordon. He was phenomenally productive, but in that substantial body of work of his, nothing is more distinctive than the music he wrote for his own band and for other small ensemble combinations. In the company of some of his closest collaborators we dip into the back catalogue, form the pounding virtuoso brilliance of Drill to the lyricism of Starr Night.

6pm    PART I
Glass: 4 Movements
Simon Crawford-Phillips & Philip Howard, pianos
Gordon:  Industry
Oliver Coates, cello

7.15pm PART II
Reich: Violin Phase
Thomas Gould, violin
Martland: Drill
Simon Crawford-Phillips & Philip Howard, pianos

8.30pm   PART III
Martland: Patrol
Martland: Starry Night
Horses of Instruction
Aurora Orchestra
Colin Currie