Metronome. Photo: Nigel Appleton
Metronome. Photo: Nigel Appleton

Beyond Classical: Minimalism Special

Part of Reich Influences and Beyond Classical

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Symphony Hall Café Bar

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In celebration of Steve Reich’s visit to Town Hall on 6 March, Beyond Classical explores his musical influences and own profound impact on contemporary music.

Experience innovative minimalist works including Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music reworked for optical theremin by MortonUnderwood, Ligeti’s Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes, renowned percussionist Joby Burgess’ version of Electric Counterpoint and the infamous 4’33 by John Cage.

Bantock String Quartet
Joby Burgess cajon, xylosynth
George Dixon International School
Luke Deane piano

Reich Different Trains 30’
Reich Pendulum Music (optical version) 7’
Glass 1+1 3’
Burgess Reich Rewrite 10’
Cage 4’33” 5’
Reich Electric Counterpoint (Xylosynth Version) 14’
Ligeti Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes 20’

We need metronomes and their owners to take part in Ligeti’s Poème Symphonique. Find out how at

Sponsored by University of Birmingham
In association with Birmingham Conservatoire

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Symphony Hall Café Bar

  • 32 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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