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BBC Proms: Steve Reich, “The Desert Music”, Endymion

August 13, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Steve Reich

It’s Gonna Rain (17 mins)

The Desert Music (chamber version) (48 mins)

  • BBC Singers
  • David Hill conductor
  • Endymion (formerly Endymion Ensemble)

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.

Details

Date:
August 13, 2014
Time:
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2014/august-13/15076

Venue

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington , London, SW7 2AP United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2014/august-13/15076