Prom 37: Steve Reich

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Wednesday 13 August
10.15pm – c11.30pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera, Classical for starters, Late Night Proms

  • Steve Reich

    • It's Gonna Rain (17 mins)
    • The Desert Music (chamber version) (48 mins)
  • BBC Singers
  • David Hill conductor
  • Endymion (formerly Endymion Ensemble)

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The after-hours late-night atmosphere is a fitting backdrop to the pulsing rhythmic repetitions of Minimalism’s founding father, Steve Reich. Relive the experimentation of It’s Gonna Rain – the tape piece that first put Reich on the map back in 1965 – its hypnotic layers of spoken sound transforming a street preacher into a strange, disembodied instrument.

The Desert Music twitches and throbs with life, offering a meditation on fragments of William Carlos Williams’s poetry. The BBC Singers are joined by contemporary specialists the Endymion ensemble.

There will be no interval

 

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