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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 »

“The level of precision and control in the ensemble was as good as anything I’ve seen.”

The Journal of Music reviewed Colin Currie Quartet’s recent performance at Great Music in Irish Houses Festival where they gave the Irish premiere of Kevin Volans’ 4 Marimbas as well as  performances of Xenakis’ Rebonds B, Stockhausen’s Vibra-Elufa and Joseph Pereira’s Mallet Quartet. “It’s easy to see why Reich admires them. The level of precision and control in the ensemble was… Read more »

“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… Read more »

Colin Currie Quartet perform at Norfolk & Norwich Festival

The Colin Currie Quartet began their summer festival season this month with a performance at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival on 20 May 2019. The programme included Joseph Pereira Mallet Quartet, Xenakis Rebonds B for solo percussion, Stockhausen Vibra – Elufa, Steve Reich Mallet Quartet, Kevin Volans Four Marimbas and Steve Reich Drumming Part 1. The Shift Norwich website reviewed the concert: “The… Read more »

Colin Currie & Steve Reich Album – Out Now!

Colin Currie releases the third recording on his critically acclaimed label on 12 April. Colin Currie & Steve Reich Live at Fondation Louis Vuitton celebrates the percussionist’s artistic relationship with the American cultural icon Steve Reich. Recorded live at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2 & 3 December 2017, the album was programmed and performed at… Read more »

Edinburgh International Festival announces 2019 line-up

The Edinburgh International Festival have announced their line-up for 2019 which features a performance by Colin Currie Group of Sofia Gubaidulina’s concerto for percussion quintet and orchestra, Glorious Percussion. They will be joined by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Thomas Dausgaard for the performance on 8 August in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. The concert will… Read more »

New Colin Currie & Steve Reich Album Available for Pre-order

Colin Currie & Steve Reich Live at Fondation Louis Vuitton will be released on 12 April and is available for pre-order now. The third album on Colin’s record label celebrates the percussionist’s artistic relationship with the American cultural icon Steve Reich. Recorded live at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2 & 3 December 2017, the album was programmed and… Read more »