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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 37: Steve Reich

Wednesday 13 August 2014 - 10:15 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 37 Davi Hill © John Wood

Scheduled end time: 11:30pm

Steve Reich
It's Gonna Rain 17'

The Desert Music 48'

BBC Singers
David Hill

There will be no interval

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.