Africa Express | Tate Modern


Designed by Zak Norman

Client: Res
Agent: Tate Modern

Marking the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s pioneering masterpiece In C, Tate Modern, Africa Express and The Space launched an interactive online film Tate Modern and Africa Express present In C Mali. Led by classical conductor André de Ridder, and produced by Africa Express, the first African version of the minimalist classic was recorded in Bamako, Mali in 2013 with local musicians. The film will feature a live performance of the work, intercut with iconic minimalist works from the Tate Collection.

Black Box Echo were joined by members of Res and Avolites to create the performance space in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern. The visual elements of the performace were performed live with the improvised score.