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Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter

Steve Reich

Runner

Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter

Reich/Richter (European premiere)

Artists

Colin Currie

conductor

Summary

Steve Reich and Gerhard Richter – two giants of contemporary culture – come together in a major new collaboration.

Steve Reich: the composer who redefined the very concept of rhythm – and whose vitality interrogates and transforms everything it touches. Gerhard Richter: a titan of contemporary art, a master of light capable of charging abstract forms with intense emotional power.

Together with Britten Sinfonia they’ve combined original music and digital visuals, algorithmically derived from Richter’s painting “946-3”, to create an artwork that is boundlessly more than the sum of its parts. “A stream of images, its rhythmic flow interpreted by music and, at the same time, a musical composition visualized by film images” is how Richter describes a collaboration that’s likely to be one of the most significant moments in contemporary art this year.

Saffron Hall: In Conversation, 6.30pm  (free to ticket holders)
Dr Kate Kennedy leads a pre-concert talk introducing this evening’s programme.

Produced by the Barbican and Britten Sinfonia. 

Reich/Richter is co-commissioned by Britten Sinfonia and the Barbican.

23.10.19 at 7:30PM
London 
Barbican
23.10.19 at 9:30PM
London 
Barbican
24.10.19 at 7:30PM
Saffron Walden 
Saffron Hall