Terry Riley is credited for having composed the first purely minimalist work, while Michael Nyman is thought to be the first to use the term ‘minimalism’ in a musical context. Both of them were active in a time of great musical experimentation, and in 2005, Nyman composed a piece inspired by Riley's groundbreaking In C from 1964. Nyman is one of the more renowned British composers of our time and for many is most famous for his beautiful score in Jane Campion’s 1993 film The Piano, with Holly Hunter in the lead role.
For the second time this season, BIT20 has invited all of those interested to a quick rehearsal before an off the cuff concert together with the musicians in the ensemble. This will be the culmination of an exciting day for the participants.
Come and experience the joys of minimalist music. Maybe next time you’d like to join on stage!