Jun 19

“The only possible final conclusion: wow!”

Recording: Colin Currie & Steve Reich – Live at Fondation Louis Vuitton (Colin Currie Records), released 12 April 2019

“A strong rhythmic focus is maintained for Music for Pieces of Wood and the more recent Mallet Quartet, where two marimbas provide a rock-steady rhythmic pedal against which two vibraphones overlay a series of complex interlocking patterns. A powerful rhythmic incisiveness and assertiveness that marked the group’s excellent recording of Drumming (5/18) is again apparent throughout.”
Gramophone, June 2019
(selected as one of their Best New Classical Albums)

“Reich played by Reich experts…The live recording lifts the drama – you feel right on the edge of every beat.”
BBC Music Magazine, July 2019

“The disc opens with a strong performance by Currie and Reich of the iconic Clapping Music written in 1972. While there is no question that this is both an authoritative and compelling performance, the recorded sound is such that the physical presence of the two performers seems startlingly vivid.”
MusicWeb International, June 2019

“On CD (let alone in visual and auditory reality!) it turns out to be an exceptionally strong program through these great, adventurous pieces…The only possible final conclusion: Wow!”
Opus Klassiek, May 2019

The album is available to buy now.