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Reich Richter Pärt at The Shed


  • The Shed W 30th St between 10th and 11th Aves New York, NY (map)
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A World Premiere Shed Commission

In Reich Richter Pärt two immersive live performances—one conceived by composer Steve Reich and painter Gerhard Richter, the other by Richter and composer Arvo Pärt—explore the shared sensory language of visual art and music. The Reich Richter pairing, a Shed commission, examines the intersection between Richter’s formula for his “Patterns” series and Reich’s rigorous, repeating musical structures in a genre-crossing film made in collaboration with Corinna Belz and featuring the world premiere of a new Reich composition. The Richter Pärt partnership builds on a concept originally developed by Alex Poots and Hans Ulrich Obrist for the Manchester International Festival and will feature Pärt’s captivating choral composition together with Richter’s new work.

Dates: April 6 – June 2, 2019
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm, and 4:30 pm
Thursday-Saturday at 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 5 pm, and 6:30 pm

Location: Level 2 Gallery

Creative Team:
Steve Reich
Gerhard Richter
Arvo Pärt
Corinna Belz
Ensemble Signal 
International Contemporary Ensemble
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Please note:
Ensemble Signal will perform from April 6 - 21
ICE will perform from April 23 - May 12
Ensemble Signal will perform again from May 13 - June 2

photo rendering by Visualhouse

Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.