The concert will also provide an opportunity to hear two recent smaller-scale works by Reich. The Mallet Quartet (2010), composed for 2 marimbas and 2 vibraphones, explores the full potential of these two enchanting instruments, with a hypnotic pulse reminiscent of the composer’s earlier Music. And the Quartet (2014) for 2 vibraphones and 2 pianos, written especially for Currie and premiered at the Southbank last season, provides definitive proof that Reich is still pushing at minimalism’s boundaries. Together, these three pieces are likely to provide a fitting celebration for the composer’s 80th birthday.
|What||Music for 18 Musicians, Royal Festival Hall|
|Where||Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 24 May 16, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Southbank Centre|