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About Drumming: A Group Hallucination

We give you the classical icon Steve Reich's minimalist masterpiece “Drumming." As if this wasn't enough, we add the gravity-defying ecstasy of House of Yes. The outcome is group synesthesia. Through the use of video projections, dance, and aerial, guests will find themselves inside of the phases and experience themselves out of body.

Calling this immersive theater would be an insult to the project. This is a group hallucination and you're invited.

Curated by Daisy Press, Justin Ahiyon and Anya Sapozhnikova. Performed by Sandbox Percussion and House of Yes company dancers and aerialists.

Stephen Michael "Steve" Reich is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.

Reich's style of composition influenced many composers and groups. His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns and the use of simple, audible processes to explore musical concepts (for instance, Pendulum Music and Four Organs). These compositions, marked by their use of repetitive figures, slow harmonic rhythm and canons, have significantly influenced contemporary music, especially in the US.

Reich is one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and he considered, by general acclamation, America's greatest living composer.

Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm

Start Date



House of Yes

2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

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