06 maggio 2011

E' iniziata ieri con un incontro pubblico con il compositore la serie di concerti ed eventi vari Reverberations: The influence of Steve Reich, in calendario questo fine settimana a Londra, al Barbican Centre. Un contributo introduttivo si ascolta in un podcast pubblicato su SoundCloud, mentre il programma completo - sei concerti in due giorni, con Bang on a Can, So Percussion, Kronos Quartet, Mark Stewart, Tyondai Braxton, Lee Ranaldo, Amadinda Quartet e la BBC Symphony Orchestra tra i molti protagonisti - si esplora in http://www.barbican.org.uk/reverberations 

The extraordinary musical influence of Steve Reich and his compositions are the focus of a marathon weekend at the Barbican on 7 and 8 May 2011. Following the hugely successful weekend for his 70th birthday in October 2006, the Barbican welcomes back the great pioneer of musical minimalism as special guest on a weekend that explores his influence on generations of musicians as well as his own work. Highlights of the weekend include performances of all the new music that Steve Reich has written since the last marathon weekend, including the European premiere of his new string quartet “WTC 9/11”, written for and performed by the Kronos Quartet, co-commissioned by the Barbican. There is also a groundbreaking collaboration between former Battles front man Tyondai Braxton and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.