Nothing Concrete


From the Archive: Reverberations (Reich, Dessner, Pallet, Braxton, Richter, Haushka, Jóhannsson, Harrington)

On this week’s edition we travel back in our archive and re-discover one of the centres most ambitious festivals. At a time when musical genres were in flux and people were hungry for something new - the Barbican celebrated Steve Reich with a marathon weekend of music entitled Reverberations.

On May 7 & 8 2011 we celebrated Steve Reich's 75th birthday. Reverberations included the European premiere of his string quartet WTC 9/11; the UK premiere of his Mallet Quartet by the Amadinda Quartet; and the UK premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning piece Double Sextet by Eighth Blackbird and the London premiere of 2x5 by Bang on a Can. It was a busy weekend.

From the Archive sees us dig into our extensive contemporary and classical music and cinema podcast archive as we rediscover interviews and discussions with artists, with our long-standing producer and presenter, Ben Eshmade. 

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