Wed 13th Aug at 10:15pm
@ Royal Albert Hall, London
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Prom 37: Steve Reich
Surrender to the pulsing rhythms and repetitions of Minimalism's founding father Steve Reich, performed by the BBC Singers and contemporary specialists the Endymion Ensemble.
Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Saturday 17th May and can be purchased:
* online at www.bbc.co.uk/proms
* by telephone on 0845 401 5040
* in person at the Royal Albert Hall Box Office.
Tickets may also be requested by post.
Promming Season Tickets and Weekend Promming Passes will be available to purchase online, by phone and in person on Friday 16 May at 9.00am.
Create your personal Proms Planner online at www.royalalberthall.com/account/promsplanner.aspx
See www.bbc.co.uk/proms for further information.
This event takes place at Royal Albert Hall, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Reich is known as one of the pioneers of minimalism, although he sometimes deviates from a purely minimalist style. Ideas Reich have developed include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (such as in his first works, It's Gonna Rain, Come Out, Drumming); and using processes to create and explore musical concepts (Pendulum Music, Four Organs). These compositions, marked by their use of repetitive figures and phasing effects, have been a major influence in contemporary American music as well as contemporary music as a whole; The Guardian has described Reich as one of the few composers to have "altered the direction of musical history".
Steve Reich tour dates