Steve Reich: Drumming (download)
Steve Reich: Drumming (download)
Colin Currie Records

Steve Reich: Drumming (download)

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Drumming was the piece which launched the Colin Currie Group, a virtuoso ensemble of musicians hand-picked by Currie. Formed in 2006 for a performance at the BBC Proms celebrating the 70th birthday of Steve Reich, the group specialises in the American composer’s work. This recording was made possible by a crowd-funding campaign, which Reich enthusiastically endorsed, saying “It will be, I am sure, the best recording of Drumming ever made!”

Dating from 1971, Drumming is an epic work for nine percussionists, two vocalists and a piccolo player, and employs Reich’s trademark phasing technique. Over four connected parts, the composer explores different instrument groups, first focusing on bongo drums, then marimbas and glockenspiels before the complete ensemble come together for the piece’s climax.


Release date: 9 March 2018
Cat code: CCR0001D
UPC: 0811043030165

Producer: Ian Dearden
Duration: 55 mins
Recorded: The Warehouse, London, on 8 May 2017

Editor’s Choice
‘A Drumming for this decade – and probably a few to come, too.’
- Gramophone

‘Thunderously exciting.’
- The Times

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