Minimalism Changed my life: Tones, Drones, & Arpeggios

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With a mixture of live music and multimedia, Minimalism Changed My Life showcases the transcendental powers of Minimalism in an uplifting and spine-tingling experience.

Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre: Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm

Bridgewater Hall Manchester: Wednesday 2nd October, 7.30pm

Based on Charles Hazlewood’s acclaimed 2018 BBC4 programme, Tones Drones and Arpeggios; Minimalism Changed My Life explores work by some of the great composers of the genre who rebooted classical music in the 20th Century.

Key musical minimalist ingredients are blended with a visual narrative that brings the stories behind the genre to life - including Charles Hazlewood’s own journey into minimalism - firmly placing them in a global historical context; sexual liberation, economic instability and the existential threats of the Cold War and Cuba Missile Crisis.

Minimalism Changed My Life is a truly unique opportunity to experience the last big idea in classical music, one that has rocked mainstream music and reverberated through the genres ever since.

Repertoire to include:

Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion
Pauline Oliveros: A Woman Sees How The World Goes With No Eyes
Pauline Oliveros: The Last Time (Ultima Vez)
Steve Reich: Music for a Large Ensemble

Produced by Paraorchestra and Friends