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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 »

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 »