Classical gig of the week: Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite, various venues

 

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What is the sound of four hands clapping? One possible answer is Clapping Music, American minimalist master Steve Reich's seminal showpiece of two-person body-percussion.

And this week, in a rare series of appearances, the 76-year-old composer performs this most portable icon of 1970s systems music by way of a pattern-shifting prelude to a London Sinfonietta tour that also includes the world premiere of Reich's Radio Rewrite, inspired by Radiohead, and more.

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 (0844 847 9940; southbankcentre.co.uk) Tue; Birmingham Town Hall (0121 345 0498; thsh.co.uk) Wed; Brighton Dome (01273 709 709; brightondome.org) Thur

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