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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 »

Cambridge Music Festival debut with Steve Reich

On 8 November, the Colin Currie Group is joined by Steve Reich for its debut at Cambridge Music Festival with a performance featuring Music for 18 Musicians.  Prior to the concert, Reich joins Colin Currie for a pre-performance talk at The Guildhall in Cambridge featuring discussion and performance of Reich’s music. Reich then joins Currie to open the concert,… Read more »

Happy Birthday Steve Reich

Colin Currie and Sam Walton of the Colin Currie Group perform Reich’s Clapping Music for an 80th birthday tribute. Happy birthday, Steve!  #ReichAt80 #Reich80  

Debut at the 30th Macau International Music Festival with a sold out performance

Colin Currie Group debuts at the 30th Macau International Music Festival on 7 October 2016, performing music by Steve Reich in the same week as the composer’s 80th birthday. The performance at Macau Cultural Centre includes Music for Pieces of Wood, Mallet Quartet and Drumming and sold out months in advance. Whilst in Macau, Colin… Read more »

Colin Currie Group look forward to a busy 2016/17 season

The group’s 2016/17 season includes a sold out concert in Macau, Reich 80th birthday celebrations, returns to Tokyo and London, and new repertoire: Tehillim. They begin the season on 7 October with an already sold-out debut in Macao at the 30th Macao International Music Festival, performing Reich’s Drumming just days after the composer’s 80th birthday. Following this,… Read more »