Steve Reich's Clapping Music App



This site documents the live events that are taking place as part of Steve Reich’s Clapping Music app. The first was at London's Southbank Centre on Saturday 1 August 2015. Check back for other live events over the coming months.


We launched Steve Reich's Clapping Music app at Southbank Centre on Saturday 1 August 2015.  


Master the hard level of the game and you will be invited to submit your high score to the London Sinfonietta by email. We will have future opportunities to invite the best players to attend masterclasses with our professional percussionists, after which competition winners will be chosen to perform live on stage. 

Our first Clapping Music Competion is now closed. It ran throughout the month of July and culminated in a performance at Southbank Centre's Clore Ballroom in London, on 1 August.  

Terms and conditions for the competition apply – click here.


We will be running future competitions all around the world. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or check back here to find out when the next one is happening.


We have developed this app in partnership with Touchpress and Queen Mary University of London. QMUL are undertaking research into how the app supports people’s acquisition and development of rhythm, and we need people to participate by answering questions about their use of the app.

If you can help us please click here.


Download Steve Reich's Clapping Music app for free

Visit the app microsite

Find out more about QMUL's research project

Read about how we created the app


Steve Reich’s Clapping Music app was made by


With support from

Films made by

59 Productions and Floating Earth


The aim of Steve Reich's Clapping Music app is to encourage people to learn Clapping Music and develop their own sense of rhythm. We are seeking people of any age to be part of this initiative, and particularly those without prior training. Musical experience as well as a high score will be taken into account when shortlisting people for our competitions.

Read full terms and conditions here.