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’

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’

Pantha du Prince + The Bell Laboratory Do Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ (Behind The Scenes Documentary)

This morning Ableton debuted its new documentary, featuring Hendrik Weber, aka Pantha du Prince, collaborating with The Bell Laboratory in a performance of Terry Riley‘s seminal minimal composition, In C, at London’s Barbican Theatre. Riley’s In C, composed in 1964, consists of 53 musical phrases, to be played by any number of people on any… Read More Pantha du Prince + The Bell Laboratory Do Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ (Behind The Scenes Documentary)