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Posts Tagged ‘Minimalist music’

Frans Lanting and Philip Glass: LIFE: A Journey Through Time performed at the Barbican by the LSO

A review of the multimedia performance of LIFE: A Journey Through Time, performed at the Barbican by the London Symphony Orchestra on 21st February 2010. And a commentary on the Q&A session held afterwards with Frans Lanting, conductor Marin Alsop and Cameron Hepburn.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Frans Lanting. Illustration by Joanne Young.

Way back in the depths of February I went for a very different night out in the middle of London Fashion Week. This was for the London premiere, website at the Barbican, of an unusual multimedia collaboration between composer Philip Glass and Frans Lanting - a wildlife photographer much beloved of the National Geographic. LIFE: A Journey Through Time comprised an orchestral performance by the London Symphony Orchestra played beneath a huge three screen projection of photographs depicting the evolution of life on earth: not a big task at all then. The images have also been turned into a… read more

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Red Bull Music Academy: Steve Reich lecture Q&A from students

After he'd given a lecture to the students of the Red Bull Music Academy, Steve Reich took a series of questions from the floor; here are his answers. Illustration by Gemma Milly.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gemma Milly. Steve Reich gave a very inspiring lecture to the students of the 2010 Red Bull Music Academy (which you can read here). Afterwards he took a […]

Red Bull Music Academy: Steve Reich Lecture on Tuesday 16th February 2010

An edited transcript of the lecture given by Steve Reich at the Red Bull Music Academy on Tuesday 16th February, with illustrations by Gemma Milly.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Steve Reich by Gemma Milly Steve Reich by Gemma Milly. Steve Reich is a seriously cult figure for contemporary beats based music. Famed for his minimalist compositions from the 60s […]