The Colin Currie Quartet was formed in 2018 by Colin Currie to present the diverse works written for percussion quartet. Comprising Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton, the players form the core of the Colin Currie Group, and in this new collective they perform works by Steve Reich and branch out into other composers who have been swept along by that highly influential force.
In their 2018/19 debut season performances include the NCPA Beijing and Wigmore Hall, amongst others. A dominant premiere in their first season is a substantial new work for four marimbas by Kevin Volans, and other works in their debut programme include Joseph Pereira’s Mallet Quartet alongside solo pieces by Xenakis and Stockhausen, performed by Currie.
As some of the world’s leading solo, symphonic and chamber percussionists each player of the quartet brings a different and insightful slant to the art of chamber percussion performance, and the group will be adding substantially to its repertoire in the coming years.
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JOE DUDDELL Parallel Lines | TOSHIO HOSOKAWA Reminiscence | HELEN GRIME Harp of the North | HUW WATKINS New Work ENF Commission, world premiere
Sat 29 June, 2.30pm, Waid Academy Atrium | £17 / £13 / £5 | Approx. 65 mins
Colin Currie Quartet with massed percussionists of the East Neuk
STEVE REICH Mallet Quartet | KEVIN VOLANS Four Marimbas | STEVE REICH Drumming Part 1 | GRAEME LEAK Sea Interludes
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