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cardboard adolescent 04-18-2006 07:07 PM

Terry Riley
I just got Terry Riley's A Rainbow In Curved Air, which is apparently the first minimalist classical piece. It focuses largely on repetition and timbre changes, mainly on synthesizer and organ. It's mesmerizing, hypnotic, and ambient, and I dig it. Anyone else heard this? Download it or something.

cody robichaud 04-19-2006 06:58 PM

Terry Riley is my Uncle!!!!!

Jon Rodgers 07-12-2006 09:46 AM

Terry Riley is fabulous - he did an amazing collaboration with the Kronos Quartet in London a while back

Jon Rodgers 07-12-2006 10:45 AM

it's called Sun Rings I think

Jon Rodgers 07-12-2006 10:45 AM

plus he was a huge influence on the Who - remember their Song Baba O'Reilly (if that's how you spell it)

cardboard adolescent 07-12-2006 11:37 AM

The introduction to Baba O'Riley is a take-off of A Rainbow In Curved Air (if not just a sample)

allisonthepianist 05-03-2007 02:58 PM

Terry Riley is good stuff...I prefer Steve Reich though...just an opinion

jackdoherty 05-29-2007 03:24 AM

Sun Rings
Love the beginning to Baba O'Reilly. Never heard of Terry Riley though- will check him out!

lucifer_sam 01-20-2009 11:28 PM

This thread needs a huge bump and a descriptive review of In C, which may be the most beautiful minimalist work ever (sorry Steve Reich & Arvo Part). Which I will provide later.

mannny 01-21-2009 12:40 PM

I don't know if I would say In C is the most beautiful minimalist work ever. It's one of my favorites by Riley but I think Glass and Gorecki have composed far more beautiful pieces. Particularly Gorecki's "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs." To me, that is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard.

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