Feb 20

Southbank Centre announce 2020/21 season featuring Colin Currie Group

Southbank Centre’s Associate Artist, Colin Currie, will lead the Colin Currie Group in three mesmerising works by Steve Reich on 10 April in a “Reich Reborn concert as part of the International Chamber Music Series at the Southbank Centre. The group will perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet, the minimalist Music for 18 Musicians; and Pulse. The three works span four decades of Reich’s compositions.

A work driven by its stimulating harmonic movements, Music for 18 Musicians is a piece that is enigmatic of counterpoint-writing and captivating for audiences. Pulse has been described by Colin as a work that “leads you by the hand on a deeply authentic Steve Reich journey.” A favourite of the group, Pulse appears on the Colin Currie & Steve Reich: Live at Foundation Louis Vuitton recording. Listen to the track on the album here.

The Colin Currie Group will be the best suited for giving chamber concert-goers an insight into Reich’s works and “[bringing them] into a magic circle” (BBC Music Magazine) that Reich’s music so demands.

“The joy here was the sense of communion between the visibly enthused performers and a beaming audience high on hypnotic percussion.” (The Times on the Colin Currie Group at Royal Festival Hall)