Terry Riley On Tape Loops

In this video, via castlelizard, composer and performer Terry Riley discusses his 1950-1960 experiments with reel to reel recorders and tape loops.

Riley’s tape looping was an important aspect of his 1963 work Music For The Gift and later recordings, like his 1969 release, A Rainbow In Curved Air.

The influence of Riley’s tape loop pieces can be seen in Brian Eno’s early ambient albums, Robert Fripp’s Frippertronics and directly and indirectly in the work of many other looping artists.

The video is from  Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project.

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