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||Pendulum Music (optical version)||7’|
|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 www.thsh.co.uk/metronomeappeal
Sponsored by University of Birmingham
In association with Birmingham Conservatoire
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