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Steve Reich, Tyondai Braxton

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 28 May 2011

Robert Worby introduces highlights from Reverberations, an event held at the Barbican Centre in London earlier this month celebrating the work and influence of American composer Steve Reich. Music includes Reich's Variations for Wind, Strings and Keyboards from 1979, and the European premiere of WTC 9/11 for string quartet and pre-recorded voices. Plus excerpts from Central Market, the orchestral project of Tyondai Braxton, former member of the New York experimental rock group Battles.

Steve Reich: Variations for Wind, Strings and Keyboards
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andre de Ridder

Tyondai Braxton: Central Market (excerpts)
Tyondai Braxton and band; Students from the Guildhall School of Music
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andre de Ridder

Steve Reich: WTC 9/11
Kronos Quartet

Producer: Felix Carey.

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