Jonathan Cross presenter

REICH Clapping Music
GLASS 1+1
RILEY In C

From experimental beginnings on the east and west coast of America, Minimalism is now a mainstay of contemporary music, with cross connections to film, dance, art and literature. Professor Jonathan Cross introduces this latest London Sinfonietta Turning Points event that explores how the musical movement emerged. His illustrated talk in the first half is followed by performances of works by some of the movement’s most well-known composers and culminates in a special performance of Terry Riley’s In C featuring young musicians from the West of England Youth Orchestra.