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Steve Reich says our recording of Drumming will be the best ever made. With your help, it can be.
Steve Reich says our recording of Drumming will be the best ever made. With your help, it can be.
168 backers pledged £15,127 to help bring this project to life.

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Colin Currie Group's first gig was a performance of Steve Reich's Drumming, and ten years later it is still the foundation of our repertoire.

Steve has been incredibly supportive of our performances of his music (he once said CCG play Drumming better than he does) and we'd like to repay his support by making the best possible recording of one of 20th Century's most important compositions.

We have the team lined up. We have a venue. We've already raised enough money to cover all the administrative costs, so every penny we raise through Kickstarter can go towards recording music.

We have some great rewards for our backers, including percussion lessons, signed scores and the chance to record Steve Reich's Clapping Music with Colin.

We can't make this recording with half the players, a quarter of the microphones or a third of the venue, so we really need your help to hit our target. Thank you for your support - together we'll make a piece of music history.

Colin and Steve talk about Drumming:

 

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Risks and challenges

Playing the Music: This would normally be the hard part, but we've put together an A-list lineup including Synergy Vocals. Finding a day when all our first-choice players were free at the same time was a struggle, but we did it. We've played this piece together so many times that Steve says we play it better than he does.

Recording the Music: We're working with Sound Intermedia, who do the sound for our live shows. They know exactly what they're in for.

Releasing the Music: We're in discussion with a number of companies to distribute the recording, but we're also completely prepared to self-publish it if that's what's best.

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    Pre-Release Download

    Be among the first to hear Drumming with a pre-release digital download.

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    Pre-Release Signed CD

    Get one of the first copies of the CD, signed by Colin.

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    Pre-Release CD + Marimba Mallets

    Get one of the first copies of the CD signed by Colin, and a pair of marimba mallets used by CCG in a performance of Drumming.

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    Pre-Release CD + Drum Sticks

    Get one of the first copies of the CD signed by Colin, and a pair of drum sticks used by CCG in a performance of Drumming.

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    Concert Tickets + Meet & Greet

    Get a pair of tickets to CCG's performance of Drumming at Southbank Centre on May 5th, 2017, and meet Colin afterwards for a drink.

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    LAST CHANCE: Concert + Meet & Greet

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    Pre-Release CD + Glockenspiel Sticks

    Get one of the first copies of the CD signed by Colin, and a pair of glockenspiel sticks used by CCG in a performance of Drumming.

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    Pre-Release CD + Drum Head

    Get one of the first copies of the CD and a drum head used by CCG in a performance of Drumming, both signed by Colin.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $309

    1 Hour Percussion Lesson

    Meet up with Colin for a one-hour lesson on the percussion instrument(s) of your choice. In-person lessons will take place in London, or via skype to anywhere in the world.

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    Drumming Score signed by Steve Reich

    The ultimate collectors package: Get a study score for Drumming signed by the composer himself, and one of the first copies of the CD, signed by Colin.

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    LAST CHANCE: Score signed by Steve Reich

    The ultimate collectors package: Get a study score for Drumming signed by the composer himself, and one of the first copies of the CD, signed by Colin.

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    Come to the Recording

    Attend the recording in London on May 8 2017, meet the musicians and the production team, and see how the album is put together.

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    Record Clapping Music with Colin

    We'll produce and edit a recording of Clapping Music performed by you and Colin, and you'll get a copy to keep. Prior percussion experience is not a requirement here, but it'll certainly help.

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    Your Logo on the CD

    As the project's major donor, you'll get your company's logo on the CD.

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