Posts By: intermusica

Drumming at 50

Colin spoke to Josh Quillen from Sō Percussion about Steve Reich’s Drumming, which is central to Colin Currie Group’s repertoire. When asked about what’s different about the Colin Currie Group’s approach to the piece, Colin explained the following: “We’re hoping it’s a very expansive version … it’s quite hard-hitting and we’re not afraid to take… Read more »

Colin Currie Quartet at the Polyphonic Concert Club

Colin Currie Quartet will appear in the Polyphonic Concert Club: a series of six online chamber performances, also featuring Jennifer Pike, I Fagiolini, Red Priest, Castalian String Quartet and Isata Kenneh-Mason. The concert will be premiered on 18 March at 7:30pm and is available to watch on-demand until 29 April 2021. The hour-long programme was… Read more »

International Co-Creative Academy 2021 Gala

Colin Currie Quartet were due to start the year in Hong Kong, however due to ongoing restrictions, the quartet presented a pre-recorded performance in place of a live concert on 7 January. The online gala concert is still available to watch for HK$80 [approx. £7.50], and once purchased, you can watch for up to 24… Read more »

Fondation Louis Vuitton broadcast Colin Currie Group

Foundation Louis Vuitton will re-broadcast a concert performance by Colin Currie Group of seminal Steve Reich works on Friday 10 April, filmed and recorded live in December 2017. The performances will be available to watch for 24 hours, starting at 20:30 CEST on Facebook and YouTube. The broadcast will feature Quartet, which Reich wrote especially… Read more »

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… Read more »

Colin Currie Records’ third release chosen for Gramophone’s 2019 highlights

“… the Colin Currie Group harness rhythmic energy with expressive power on this live recording from Fondation Louis Vuitton. Joined by Synergy Vocals in a beautiful, haunting rendition of Proverb, it’s a recording that showcases Reich at his very best.” Gramophone, December 2019 Released on Colin Currie Records in April 2019, ‘Colin Currie & Steve… Read more »

“It’s hard to think of a contemporary music group which “owns” one particular masterpiece quite so decisively as the Colin Currie Group owns Drumming”

Colin Currie Group performed four sold-out performances of Reich’s Drumming at the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery on 6 and 7 December 2019. The Telegraph gave the performance a well-deserved five-stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It’s hard to think of a contemporary music group which “owns” one particular masterpiece quite so decisively as the Colin Currie Group owns Drumming …… Read more »

Drumming at the Southbank Centre

Colin Currie Group are giving four special performances of Steve Reich Drumming at London’s Southbank Centre this December. The work will be performed in the venue’s Hayward Gallery alongside the visually puzzling art by Bridget Riley in the Southbank Centre’s major retrospective on her work. Reich’s Drumming returns to the site of its premiere: in… Read more »

New video of Steve Reich ‘Pulse’

A video of Colin conducting Steve Reich Pulse live from Fondation Louis Vuitton has just been released. Filmed at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, in December 2017, the work is included in Colin’s third album, Colin Currie & Steve Reich Live at Fondation Louis Vuitton, which celebrates the percussionist’s artistic relationship with the American cultural icon… Read more »

“Seeing them at work is like watching a ballet unfold before your eyes”

Gubaidulina Glorious Percussion at Edinburgh Festival Colin Currie Group, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, cond. Thomas Dausgaard “Seeing them at work is like watching a ballet unfold before your eyes, the players weaving and ducking their way through their battery of percussion like dancers performing a ritual. It’s thrilling and, at times, utterly visceral… Five out of… Read more »