Terry Riley, the mastermind of musical minimalism is performing in Saal 1 on the 9th of June. This true Pioneer’s work is deeply influenced by both jazz and Indian classical music. His groundbreaking “In C” is often considered as the first minimalist composition, and Riley goes down as one of the all-time greats in music history. Riley will perform alongside his Son Gyan.
California Composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964. This seminal work Provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns. It’s impact was to change the course of 20th Century music and it’s influence has been heard in the works of prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams and in the music of Rock Groups such as The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air and many others.
Terry’s hypnotic, multi-layered, polymetric, brightly orchestrated eastern flavored improvisations and compositions set the stage for the prevailing interest in a new tonality.While working on a masters degree at UC Berkeley in 1960, he met La Monte Young, whose radical approach to time made a big impact and the two made a life long association.
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley
Friday, 09.06.2017 / Doors 18:30 CET | Starts 20:30 CET
Funkhaus Berlin | Nalepastrasse 18 | 12459 Berlin