Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter

October

23

Wednesday

Steve Reich Runner
Reich/Richter (European premiere, Barbican and Britten Sinfonia co-commission)
Film by Gerhard Richter and Corinna Belz, music by Steve Reich

Britten Sinfonia
Colin Currie conductor

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 theyve combined original music and digital visuals, algorithmically derived from Richters 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 thats likely to be one of the most significant moments in contemporary art this year.

Produced by the Barbican and Britten Sinfonia.

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