Minimal Roots…and a few green branches!

Freemason's Hall, Dublin
9 June 2016
Castalia Hall, Kilkenny
10 June 2016

With conductor, Paul Hillier, Chamber Choir Ireland explores the ironically varied world of minimalistic ‘choral’ music.  From the earliest experimental forays into spoken choruses from Ernst Toch (translated and extolled by John Cage), through some of minimalism’s founding exponents (Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Steve Reich) and onward to composers influenced by, or exploring features of minimalism (David Lang, Tarik O’Regan)…extending out to a few green branches!  This concert features two European premieres – David Lang’s Where you go and Terry Riley’s Madrigal and is bound by a common feature – American composers and composers who have lived there.

 

 

ear for EARJohn Cage
Gesprochene MusikErnst Toch
StoryJohn Cage
Where you goDavid Lang
European Premiere
Three SongsPhilip Glass
Scattered RhymesTarik O'Regan
MadrigalTerry Riley
European Premiere
Clapping MusicSteve Reich
Chamber Choir Ireland
Paul HillierConductor