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The Cumnock Tryst

The Cumnock Tryst - Colin Currie Quartet

Four Percussionists, a Tryst favourite and the Launch of The Cumnock Tryst 10th Birthday Festival!

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The Colin Currie Quartet was formed in 2018 to present new and adventurous works written for percussion quartet. The Quartet performs works by Steve Reich and other younger composers who have been influenced by Reich’s minimalist aesthetic and style. In particular the American composers Julia Wolfe and her pupil Andy Akiho are featured here. Their music is vibrant, exciting and viscerally affecting.

Colin Currie has also been a great champion of the music of Dave Maric and we’ll hear the influence of jazz, folk, rock and experimental music in his multi-stylistic Nascent Forms.

Another composer who has been attracting a lot of excited attention recently is the young Scot Aileen Sweeney. It will be intriguing to hear what new music she has written for this brilliant ensemble.

Colin Currie is a great friend of the Tryst having performed for us and been involved in many of our most extraordinary education projects over the last 10 years. However, this is the very first time he has brought his quartet to Cumnock. As some of the world’s leading solo, symphonic and chamber percussionists, each player brings a different and insightful slant to the art of chamber percussion performance. Recent highlights include performances at the NCPA Beijing, BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, GAIDA Festival Vilnius, East Neuk Festival, Dublin Chamber Music Festival amongst others.

The evening will include the launch of The Cumnock Tryst’s 10th Birthday Festival when we will reveal the programme for FIVE days of music-making in October 2024.

Colin Currie
Owen Gunnell
Adrian Spillett
Sam Walton

Andy Akiho Pillar
Andy Akiho Pillar IV
Aileen Sweeney Starburst
Dave Maric Nascent Forms
Julia Wolfe Dark Full Ride