Minimalist Terry Riley Was Remixing Before Remixing Was Cool – ‘You’re Nogood’

American minimalist composer and performer Terry Riley is not as well known as fellow minimalists Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Nevertheless, his work – which explores tape looping, live performance with tape delay, microtonality, world music influences, synthesis and more – has been influential across several generations of musicians An interesting example of his early… Read More Minimalist Terry Riley Was Remixing Before Remixing Was Cool – ‘You’re Nogood’

Free iOS Game Teaches You How To Play Steve Reich’s ‘Clapping Music’

Touchpress Limited has released Steve Reich’s Clapping Music – a free iOS game that’s designed to improve your rhythm. It does this by challenging you to play Steve Reich’s ground-breaking work, Clapping Music, a piece of music performed entirely by clapping. Steve Reich’s Clapping Music app is part of a research project, designed to explore if gaming experiences… Read More Free iOS Game Teaches You How To Play Steve Reich’s ‘Clapping Music’

Damon Albarn, Brian Eno & Africa Express Do Terry Riley’s ‘In C Mali’

While much of minimalist composer Terry Riley‘s work has been electronic, his seminal In C is for any number of people and any instruments. In C Mali, described as ‘the first African version of Riley’s minimalist classic’, was recorded in Bamako, Mali in October 2013. This new version features artists from Bamako & western guests… Read More Damon Albarn, Brian Eno & Africa Express Do Terry Riley’s ‘In C Mali’