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Doors open: 13:00

Tour name: Explorations: the sound of Nonesuch records

Three pioneering ensembles invite you to a feast of minimalist classics and new chamber music

John Adams Shaker Loops
Philip Glass Company
Frederic Rzewski Coming Together
Steve Reich Different Trains
more to be announced

Kronos Quartet
Crash Ensemble
Gavin Friday vocals
NOW Ensemble

Approx. end time 4.30pm

Kronos Quartet performs Steve Reich’s piece for string quartet and tape Different Trains (1988), while New Amsterdam Records-signed chamber group NOW Ensemble introduces music by young, post-minimalist American composers.

Ireland’s leading contemporary ensemble, Crash Ensemble presents Philip Glass’s Beckett-inspired Company (1984) and Rzewski’s minimalist masterpiece Coming Together – featuring Gavin Friday, former frontman of seminal post-punk band Virgin Prunes.