Part of the BBC Proms.
The after-hours late-night atmosphere is a fitting backdrop to the pulsing rhythmic repetitions of Minimalism's founding father, Steve Reich. Relive the experimentation of It's Gonna Rain - the tape piece that first put Reich on the map back in 1965 - its hypnotic layers of spoken sound transforming a street preacher into a strange, disembodied instrument. The Desert Music twitches and throbs with life, offering a meditation on fragments of William Carlos Williams's poetry. The BBC Singers are joined by contemporary specialists the Endymion ensemble. There will be no interval. Finish time approx. 23:30