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Clapping Music, Electric Counterpoint, 2x5

Brad Lubman conducts the London Sinfonietta in a concert of music by Steve Reich at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Steve Reich: Clapping Music; Electric Counterpoint; 2x5.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Andrew McGregor

An evening of music by the master of minimalism, Steve Reich. The London Sinfonietta gives the world premiere of his new piece, Radio Rewrite, inspired by the music of Radiohead. Reich himself takes to the stage for Clapping Music - for two people, four hands.
Also on the bill is Electric Counterpoint, a mesmerising work for electric guitar accompanied by a layered soundtrack made by the performer. Plus two of Reich's small ensemble pieces, one for acoustic instruments, the other for electric instruments and tape.

Reich: Clapping Music;
Electric Counterpoint;

Steve Reich
Mats Bergstrom (guitar)
London Sinfonietta
conductor Brad Lubman

followed by:
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach from the BBC New Generation Artists archive. Every weekday evening, recordings of Baroque repertoire for Radio 3's Baroque Spring.

40 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Mar 2013 19:30

Music Played

  • London Sinfonietta

    • Steve Reich

      Clapping music for 2 musicians [clapping or woodblocks]

      Conductor: Bradley Lubman Performer: Steve Reich and David Hockings

    • Steve Reich

      Electric counterpoint for 13 guitars [1 live & 12 on tape]

      Conductor: Bradley Lubman Performer: Matts Bergstrom Performer: Sound Intermedia

    • Steve Reich

      2x5 for 5 musicians and tape, or 10 live musicians

      Conductor: Bradley Lubman Performer: London Sinfonietta


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