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Repeating Patterns - Steve Reich Matinee: London Sinfonietta
London Sinfonietta – the UK’s leading contemporary music ensemble – has produced a matinee concert of Steve Reich’s work for Key Stage 3 and 4 students.
The programme includes the Edexcel GCSE set work Electric Counterpoint, which has become one of the defining pieces of modern music; 2 × 5, Reich’s first exploration of rock instrumentation with electric guitars, bass guitar, keyboard; and drum set and Clapping Music, a piece of music that needs no instruments beyond the human body.
The concert will be accompanied by an Online Teaching Resource exploring the compositional techniques of minimalism.
This is a rare opportunity to hear a live performance by the pioneer of minimalist music and one of the greatest living composers.
If I were the British Government I would declare the London Sinfonietta a National Treasure… Long may they continue to make music!” Steve Reich
The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s elite contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on the virtuosity of its performances and ambitious programming. It is committed to placing new music at the heart of contemporary culture and pushing boundaries; the ensemble regularly undertakes projects with choreographers, video artists, film-makers and collaborations with electronica artists, jazz and folk musicians.
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Venue: Birmingham Town Hall
Enquiries: 0121 644 5198
Bookings: 0121 780 3333
Disabled Bookings: 0121 780 4949
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