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Sister Labèque
Musique classique

50 Années de Minimalisme

26/11/2011 from 19:30 to 22:30

 

The rock world was no less taken by the new musical pulse washing in from New York. The Who, Brian Eno and Laurie Anderson were quick to absorb the aesthetic. It has since become a dominating influence on the likes of Sonic YouthAphex Twin and Radiohead. But the process went two ways. While minimalism was revolutionising rock music, rock, jazz and world music was in turn revolutionising minimalism.

The Labèque's and their band give the UK premiere of Philip Glass’s Four Movements for Two Pianos (2008), Terry Riley’s psychadelic Persian Surgery Dervishes (1971), the lively postminimalism of Glenn Branca’s Lesson No 1 (1979) and a selection of works from what is considered the Well-Tempered Clavier of minimalism, William Duckworth's Time Curve Preludes (1977-8). And there are world premieres from a pupil of La Monte Young - the founder of experimental band Bowery Electric - Lawrence Chandler, and French percussionist Raphaël Séguinier.

Laurie Anderson O Superman (1981) 
Glenn Branca Lesson No 1 (1979) for electric guitars
Philip Glass Four Movements (2008) (UK premiere) for two pianos
Terry Riley Bird of Paradise (1963) for tape
Terry Riley Persian Surgery Dervishes (1971) for solo electric keyboard
Brian Eno In Dark Trees (1975) for rock ensemble
Lawrence Chandler Music for Rock Ensemble (2011) (world premiere)
The Who Baba O'Riley (1971) for rock ensemble
Radiohead Pyramid Song (2001) for rock ensemble
Sonic Youth Free City Rhymes (2000) for rock ensemble
World premiere new work by Raphaël Séguinier
And a selection of piano music by William Duckworth and Aphex Twin

Katia and Marielle Labèque pianos
Nicola Tescari keyboard
David Chalmin electric guitar
Massimo Pupillo bass guitar
Raphaël Séguinier percussion

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