A five-day festival marking the 75th birthday of
Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer, Steve Reich
Wednesday 27 – Sunday 31 July 2011
The Reich Effect opens with a screening of the film Steve Reich - Phase to Face followed by a public interview with Reich conducted by John Kelly on 27 July in Cork Opera House. Other highlights include the Kronos Quartet (28 July, Cork Opera House), RTÉ Concert Orchestra performing works by Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) and Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Ros) (29 July, City Hall), London Sinfonietta (30 July, Cork Opera House), Efterklang with Daniel Bjarnason and the Messing Orchestra (30 July, Savoy Theatre), Johann Johannsson (31 July, Triskel Christchurch) and Crash Ensemble with Iarla Ó Lionáird and Gavin Friday (31 July, Cork Opera House).
Crash Ensemble will perform Double Sextet, for which Steve Reich was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2009, Reich's recently commissioned 2x5, Frederick Rzewski's Coming Together with Gavin Friday, and Donnacha Dennehy's acclaimed Gra agus Bas, with Iarla O'Lionaird.
Local, national and international artists will come together to produce three special programmes of Reich’s music: Counterpoint, Drumming and Phases. These will include two unique dance commissions. David Bolger will perform to Kate Ellis’s Cello Counterpoint and Nic Gaireiss will perform to Clapping Music. Both events take place in the Firkin Crane.
Tickets for the Reich Festival are available from Cork Opera House
Tickets for Crash Ensemble on July 31st are available here