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:
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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