SXSW hosts showcase featuring works by Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, more

Check out this press release by music publisher Boosey & Hawkes. If I manage to snag a wristband to SXSW this year, I know I’m heading to St. David’s Episopal Church on Wednesday night. Hell, I’ll probably show up an hour early.

Because that night, Boosey & Hawkes presents a showcase titled Reich, Rags & Road Movies: Music by Steve Reich & Friends, which features the music of Reich, John Adams, Elliott Carter, Elena Kats-Chernin and Michael Torke performed by the So Percussion Ensemble (as I suspected), guitarist C.E. Whalen, the SOLI chamber ensemble and Austin-based pianist Michelle Schumann.

Among the works on the program are Adams’ Road Movies, Carter’s Gra and Kats-Chernin’s Russian Rag I and II. The works by Reich include Electric Counterpoint, New York Counterpoint, Clapping Music (!), Drumming, Nagoya Marimbas and Music for a Piece of Wood.

Man, I hope I’m one of the lucky 4,000 in the lottery on Monday. If not, I’m going to bite the $180 bullet for the next set.