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Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians Album

On 16th November, the Colin Currie Group will come together at Abbey Road Studios in London to record Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, one of the composer’s most steadfast and redefining works. This album is to be the fifth release on Colin Currie Records and the third in a series of Steve Reich recordings…. Read more »

Colin Currie Group – US Concerts: A Steve Reich Celebration

After their very well-received performance of Xenakis at the Southbank centre last month, which was praised by Bachtrack as “an experience of overwhelming proportions that will leave an indelible mark of pure joy on the sizeable crowd which sat enraptured in the Queen Elizabeth Hall”, the Colin Currie Group embark on a series of concerts… Read more »

REVIEWS FROM XENAKIS PERFORMANCE AT LONDON’S SOUTHBANK CENTRE

The Colin Currie Group enticed Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank centre earlier this month with their performance of works by Xenakis alongside the JACK Quartet, which was met with praise by the press. The musicians garnered several fine reviews from various sources including Bachtrack, who claimed: “The evening concert was a blast, an experience… Read more »

Colin Currie Group & JACK Quartet Perform Xenakis

Colin returns to London’s Southbank Centre where he continues his long-standing programme of events as Artist-in-Association. In a major development for his ensemble, the Colin Currie Group will present an evening of music by Iannis Xenakis to celebrate the composer’s centenary of birth. In artistic partnership with Xenakis specialists the JACK Quartet, the concert will… Read more »

Colin Currie Group: Kings Place

After a very memorable performance of Steve Reich’s ‘Drumming’ in Bath Abbey at the Bath Music Festival last month, the Colin Currie Group continues its performances throughout the UK with a return to Kings Place in London on 4th June. The concert consists of a programme of classics, including ‘Clapping Music’, ‘Piano Phase’, and ‘Six… Read more »

Drumming at the Bath Festival – CCG & Synergy Vocals

The Colin Currie Group continues its return to live music in the UK with a performance of Steve Reich’s ‘Drumming’ in the acoustical splendor of the Bath Abbey at the Bath Music Festival. No ensemble is currently more closely associated with this work and this concert on May the 20th is a fabulous chance for… Read more »

Triple Anniversary for Steve Reich, Colin Currie Group and Drumming

December the 3rd 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the World Premiere of ‘Drumming’ by Steve Reich – in the composer’s 85th year and marking 15 whole years of my ensemble, Colin Currie Group, which was founded initially in order to perform that exact work. In 2006 Steve turned 70 and the BBC approached me about an event to mark… Read more »

French Premiere of Traveler’s Prayer

On November 6th, the Colin Currie Group ends their European tour with a performance at the Philharmonie de Paris. Along with their long-standing collaborators Synergy Vocals, the group will be performing a program of Steve Reich’s music, including Traveler’s Prayer, Tehillim and Music for 18 Musicians.  The performance will take place in the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, and marks… Read more »

“Steve Reich ‘Traveler’s Prayer’ Comes to Life in Amsterdam”

Our highly treasured world premiere by Steve Reich, ‘Traveler’s Prayer’ has finally come into this world, in concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and London’s Royal Festival Hall, to wrapt and enthused capacity audiences. We are elated! Once again, it was glorious to be joined by Synergy Vocals, who give the music its uniquely dignified glow, and… Read more »

Happy 85th Birthday, Steve Reich!

This Sunday, October 3rd, marks an extraordinary anniversary for one of music’s greatest pioneers – the 85th birthday of Steve Reich. Of the many causes for celebration on this day, I would perhaps say that his current and tireless musical trajectory is foremost. In just a couple of weeks, my ensemble and Synergy Vocals will… Read more »