Defying Gravity: Steve Reich Under The Stars

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Fremantle Arts Centre says
Sat 25 Mar | Doors 6pm | Show 7pm | Running Time 120mins including interval | Inner Courtyard | Seated Show | 18+ | Bar Open | Tickets $24 Adults, $15 Students

The music of legendary American composer Steve Reich comes to life as Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)'s award-winning percussion ensemble Defying Gravity performs his classics Six Marimbas and Music for Pieces of Wood.

Considered one of America’s greatest and most influential living composers, Reich pioneered minimalism in the 1960s with music that thrives on pattern, pulse and melody, and remains a giant on the contemporary music scene.

Defying Gravity will be joined by master musician Joshua Webster (WA), the sublime vocals of Pippa Lester (WA), and acclaimed WA/Indian composer-performer Tao Issaro for this performance in FAC’s enchanting Inner Courtyard.

This performance is part of offBEAT, FAC’s annual celebration of rhythm.

Music Director: Tim White

Program:
Steve Reich (USA) Six Marimbas
Steve Reich (USA) Music for Pieces of Wood
Roger Smalley (AUS) Ceremony I
Anders Koppel (DEN) Toccata for Vibraphone and Marimba
Cameron Sinclair (UK) Funk Loops
Tao Issaro (AUS/IND) Incantation

Image: WAAPA's Defying Gravity. Photo by Tanya Voltchanskaya
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By: Fremantle Arts Centre