Posts Categorized: Uncategorized

Colin Currie Group perform in Singapore and the UK

The Colin Currie Quartet will make their first-ever performance in Southeast Asia this November with a concert featuring the music of Steve Reich in Singapore. They will perform Drumming,  Music for Pieces of Wood and Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ with Synergy Vocals at The Esplanade concert hall in Singapore on 10 November. They will then… Read more »

Colin Currie Quartet makes debut at the NCPA Beijing

This season Colin launches the Colin Currie Quartet, formed of some of the core members of the Colin Currie Group and long-time collaborators of Currie, Sam Walton, Adrian Spillett and Owen Gunnell. The quartet make their debut at the NCPA Beijing on 24 August as part of the Percussion Festival 2018, which sees percussion groups from across… Read more »

Introducing the Colin Currie Quartet

The Colin Currie Quartet was formed in 2018 by Colin Currie to present the diverse works written for percussion quartet. The group is made up of Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton, who form the core of the Colin Currie Group, and in this new collective they perform works by Steve Reich and… Read more »

BBC Young Musician 40th Anniversary Prom

Colin Currie Group performed at the BBC Proms on 15 July as part of a celebration to mark 40 years of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton played Steve Reich Drumming (Part 1) to a packed out Royal Albert Hall in London. Colin was the first percussionist… Read more »

Performance at BBC Proms 2018

Colin returns to the BBC Proms on 15 July 2018 to perform at the BBC Young Musician 40th Anniversary celebration. The concert features musicians from the competition’s 40 year history including Nicola Benedetti, Sheku Kanneh-Mason as well as this year’s winner, Lauren Zhang. It will be broadcast live on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3…. Read more »

Performance at Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele

The Colin Currie Group perform Steve Reich Music for Pieces of Wood and Part 1 of Drumming at Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg on 22 June. The concert opens with Colin Currie and the Orchester der Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele presenting Kalevi Aho’s Sieidi under the baton of Pietari Inkinen, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No.5. Drumming was the debut release on Colin Currie Records earlier this year… Read more »

Debut at the Barbican Centre

Colin Currie Group perform Steve Reich’s Tehillim at the Barbican Centre‘s Sounds and Visions, a weekend curated by Max Richter and Yulia Mahr. The performance marks the group’s debut at the Barbican. Synergy Vocals joins the Group, conducted by Colin Currie, to open the concert with Reich’s blend of minimalist style and ancient Hebrew texts. The programme… Read more »

BBC Proms 2018

Colin Currie Group members Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett, Sam Walton and Colin Currie perform Steve Reich’s Drumming [Part 1] at this years’ BBC Proms on 15 July. The concert marks the 40th Anniversary of BBC Young Musician and each is a former concerto finalist. Other winners and finalists performing include Nicola Benedetti, Freddy Kempf and Sheku Kanneh-Mason. The… Read more »

“This recording of Steve Reich’s percussion epic is thunderously exciting”

The reviews are in for Colin Currie Group’s debut recording, Drumming, released on 9 March, including a fantastic five stars from the Times and Editor’s Choice in Gramophone: ***** Performance ***** Recording “Colin Currie Group’s version is highly immediate and resonant … honed through long performance practice, brings you into a magic circle where every impact… Read more »

Colin Currie Group releases its debut recording

Colin Currie Group releases its debut recording on 9 March: Steve Reich’s Drumming on Colin Currie Records. Order the album here or listen on Spotify. Drumming has been a speciality of the Group’s, even since the Group’s inception in 2006 for a performance of the work to mark Reich’s 70th birthday, so it makes a… Read more »