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Pre-order the Group’s first recording & watch an excerpt from the recording session

Colin Currie Group’s recording of Steve Reich’s Drumming is now available for pre-order. Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and endorsed by Steve Reich, who told supporters “it will be, I am sure, the best recording of Drumming ever made”, the recording will be released in March 2018. The recording is the first release on… Read more »

World Premiere Recording of Steve Reich’s Quartet

Colin Currie Group’s World Premiere Recording of Steve Reich’s Quartet will be released by Nonesuch on 2 February 2018. The recording will be available on CD, vinyl, digital download and streaming services. Also featured on the release is Reich’s Pulse, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble. Quartet was composed especially for the Colin Currie Group;… Read more »

“At once exhilarating and contrasting”: watch Colin Currie Group’s Paris performances online now

Colin Currie Group’s performances in early December at the Louis Vuitton Fondation, described as “exhilarating and contrasting” by Musikzen, are available to watch online for free on Arte.tv. The Group gave three performances on 2 and 3 December including two new pieces in their repertoire, Pulse and Proverb, as well as Quartet, Drumming and more…. Read more »

Colin Currie Group at the Louis Vuitton Fondation, Paris

Colin Currie Group will give three performances of music by Steve Reich at the prestigious Louis Vuitton Fondation in Paris on 2 and 3 December 2017. At the invitation of the composer, the Group will take part in a weekend celebration of Steve Reich as part of the “Being Modern: the MoMA in Paris” exhibition… Read more »

Announcing Colin Currie Records & the first recording from the Colin Currie Group

Colin Currie, founder of the Colin Currie Group, has announced the launch of his own record label, Colin Currie Records. The label’s first release will be the debut recording of the Colin Currie Group: Steve Reich’s Drumming, out in March 2018. Distributed by LSO Live and its partners worldwide, Colin Currie Records is a platform for Colin’s diverse projects, celebrating… Read more »

Who has Steve Reich influenced?

A commonly googled question regarding Steve Reich is who did he influence? I believe that the answer is wider and richer than a typical search engine could articulate and so I wanted to chime in a few words on the subject here. It was once said that Louis Andriessen was asked about repetition in music…. Read more »

Listen to Colin’s Steve Reich playlist on Spotify

Colin has picked out some of his favourite pieces by Steve Reich in a new playlist on Spotify. As well as some trademark pieces in the Colin Currie Group’s repertoire, such as excerpts from Tehillim and Music for 18 Musicians, Colin’s picks also include ‘You Are Wherever Your Thoughts Are’ from You Are (Variations) (2004), Different… Read more »

“As thrilling to watch as hear”: London & Hamburg concerts reviewed

The Colin Currie Group has received fantastic reviews for concerts at London’s Royal Festival Hall and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. The Times’s Richard Morrison said, in a five-star review of Drumming and Tehillim: “This performance of Steve Reich’s 1971 masterpiece Drumming was as thrilling to watch as hear… I was exhausted and elated just listening to it. I… Read more »

Two sold-out concerts at Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg at Minimal Festival

Following their concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall and their recording of Drumming, Colin Currie Group travel to Hamburg to make their debut in the opening season of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie with two sold-out performances of music by Steve Reich on 11 and 12 May. The performances feature as part of the venues ‘Maximal Minimal’ festival,… Read more »

Drumming and Tehillim at the Royal Festival Hall

The Colin Currie Group returns to the Royal Festival Hall on 5 May as part of the Southbank Centre’s International Chamber Music Series 2016/17. The concert follows two sold-out performances in Toyko Opera City Concert Hall in March, and following their performance in London they travel to Hamburg to give two sold-out performances as part… Read more »