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Ensemble Offspring Celebrates Reich

Who: Ensemble Offspring

What: The works of Steve Reich

When: February 7 @ 8 pm

Where: St Mary’s Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Sydney, 2000 Australia

Ensemble Offspring celebrates the work of legendary minimalist composer Steve Reich, performing a suite of his most pioneering, hypnotic music at Sydney’s new Sunset Piazza.

Led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes, ARIA-nominated Sydney musical mavericks Ensemble Offspring have are a collective of multi-talented collaborators exploring new ideas through experiential performances that transcend genre and place.

Together they bring to life the visionary sounds of living American composer Steve Reich, whose breakthroughs in repetitive patterns, phasing, tape loops and harmonic rhythm made him indisputably one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century.

The programme:

Steve Reich: Drumming (Part One)/ Music for Pieces of Wood/ Vermont Counterpoint (for vibraphone & xylophone)/ Quartet

Kevin Puts: Alternating Current
The performers: Bernadette Harvey (piano)/Benjamin Kopp (piano)/ Claire Edwardes (percussion)/ Mark Robinson (percussion)/ Kevin Man (percussion)/ Kerryn Joyce (percussion)

Tickets: $25 + booking fee.

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