Charles Hazlewood conducts Army of Generals, The British Paraorchestra, and his All-Star Collective, in an exploration into the world of Minimalism.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre: Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester: Wednesday 2nd October, 7.30pm
With a mixture of live music and multimedia, Minimalism Changed My Life showcases the transcendental powers of Minimalism in an uplifting and spine-tingling experience.
Based on Charles Hazlewood’s acclaimed 2018 BBC4 programme, Tones Drones and Arpeggios; Minimalism Changed My Life explores work by some of the great composers of the genre who rebooted classical music in the 20th Century.
Key musical minimalist ingredients are blended with a visual narrative that brings the stories behind the genre to life – including Charles Hazlewood’s own journey into minimalism – firmly placing them in a global historical context; sexual liberation, economic instability and the existential threats of the Cold War and Cuba Missile Crisis.
Minimalism Changed My Life is a truly unique opportunity to experience the last big idea in classical music, one that has rocked mainstream music and reverberated through the genres ever since.
Repertoire to include:
Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion
Pauline Oliveros: A Woman Sees How The World Goes With No Eyes
Pauline Oliveros: The Last Time (Ultima Vez)
Steve Reich: Music for a Large Ensemble
Produced by Paraorchestra and Friends