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So Percussion plays Heritage Hall

January 24, 2010

By PuSh Festival Communications Manager Kara Gibbs

Every time I listen to Steve Reich’s music live… even if it’s a piece I have heard many times before… I hear something new. There is always something. A surprising rhythmic pattern that I never picked up on before will suddenly emerge. A gesture I don’t remember noticing previously will appear, along with subtle colourings and textures that feel new and different. Experiencing minimalist phase music live is truly wonderful, and tonight’s concert at Heritage Hall was no exception.

This isn’t the first time this type of music has been a part of the PuSh Festival. Last year we partnered with Music on Main for Steve Reich’s Drumming. If you loved that concert… you’ll love this one too.

And if you missed the show tonight, you have one last chance to see So Percussion on Monday the 25th. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see what beautiful sounds can come from teacups and flower pots!

The set consists of Steve Reich’s Clapping Music, Four Organs, Nagoya Marimbas and Music for pieces of Wood, followed by two movements from David Lang’s the so-called laws of nature and is presented with our good friends at Music on Main.

I must admit I bought the CD at the concert tonight and have been listening to the third movement of the so called laws of nature on repeat since I got home.

So Percussion plays Steve Reich and David Lang is part of the 2010 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and is presented with Music on Main. January 24 & 25, 2010 at 8pm, Heritage Hall. Click here for full details.