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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 »

Target reached for Drumming Kickstarter!

The Colin Currie Group are thrilled to have reached their Kickstarter target of £14,500, which means their recording of Drumming will go ahead! Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word, and for making this recording possible. There is still time to be a part of the project, so please pre-order the album and… Read more »

Colin Currie Group launches Kickstarter campaign to record Drumming

Today, 22 March 2017, the Colin Currie Group launches its first ever crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise money to record Steve Reich’s Drumming. Reich himself said, at the group’s Tokyo concerts in March 2017, that “it will be, I am sure, the best recording of Drumming ever made”. The work was the first performed… Read more »

First performances of Tehillim in two sold-out concerts in Tokyo

The Colin Currie Group tours to Tokyo at the beginning of March for their first ever performances of Reich’s Tehillim at Tokyo Opera City. As part of a worldwide celebration of his music and to mark his 80th birthday in late 2016, Steve Reich will also join the group in Tokyo and perform Clapping Music with… Read more »

A round-up of a fantastic year & looking forward to 2017

Colin Currie and Sam Walton take a look back at 2016, and at what’s to come in 2017. “2016 was the year in which the group really consolidated their work on Music for 18 Musicians. We played the piece variously, at our London home of the Southbank Centre, in the stunning Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, and… Read more »

Reich Day at Wells Cathedral School’s Cedars Hall

On 19 November members of the Colin Currie Group will lead a Reich Day at Wells Cathedral School’s Cedars Hall as part of the new hall’s opening season programme. Colin Currie, Adrian Spillett, Owen Gunnell and Sam Walton will join young percussion students from the specialist music school in an in depth exploration of the… Read more »