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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 »

Debut at Edinburgh International Festival

The Colin Currie Group will open the 2019/20 season with their debut at Edinburgh International Festival, where they will give their first performance of Gubaidulina Glorious Percussion – a concerto for percussion quintet and orchestra – under the baton of Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 8 August. The group will also… Read more »

Colin Currie Group to perform at Shanghai MISA Festival

The Colin Currie Group make their debut at the Shanghai MISA Festival this July. Their performance at the Shanghai Symphony Hall on 10 July will see them play Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood, Pulse and Music for 18 Musicians along with Synergy Vocals. The MISA (Music in the Summer Air) Festival is an… Read more »