Minimal: Reich in Glasgow The Colin Currie Group - Steve Reich: Drumming
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall : Main Auditorium
Reich’s 70s masterpiece brings together skin, wood, metal and voices in music that has its roots in Africa, but its lifeblood in the urban rhythms of NYC. Currie’s band was created to perform it and they have the composer’s admiration. This is as good as it gets when it comes to this piece – don’t miss an hour of transporting excellence.
“Currie’s 12-piece ensemble is exceptionally focused, and holds the audience rapt… Ultimately, all the different elements are reintroduced in the collective fourth section, where the apparent contradictions between the skin, wood and metal timbres are magically dissolved in a joyous, propulsive finale that suddenly comes to a shockingly abrupt halt in perfect unison.”
(The Independent, 2011)
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