Mar 17

Colin Currie Group launches Kickstarter campaign to record Drumming

Today, 22 March 2017, the Colin Currie Group launches its first ever crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise money to record Steve Reich’s Drumming. Reich himself said, at the group’s Tokyo concerts in March 2017, that “it will be, I am sure, the best recording of Drumming ever made”.

The work was the first performed by the Colin Currie Group and, ten years later, remains a foundation of their repertoire. Steve Reich has been incredibly supportive of the group’s performances of his music and this is a chance for them to create the best possible recording of one of the great works of the 20th century. After the group’s performance of Drumming in 2010, Reich said:

“I just want to say to everybody that I think this man has taken this piece and the incredible musicians you heard tonight – into another generation, yes – but beyond that into a finer level of performance, and has opened it up to me as a kind of revelation, and I want to thank him.”

The Colin Currie Group has the team lined up, a venue confirmed and administrative costs covered, so all funds raised on Kickstarter will go directly towards recording the music. Rewards will be offered to supporters of the campaign: visit the Kickstarter page to find out more details.

The campaign will run for three weeks, until 12 April, with the aim of raising £14,500. Without the full total, the recording won’t be possible so please share the page and, if you can, donate!