Episode #3033

Gyan Riley's Guitar

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Gyan Riley, composer, guitarist, and son of new music legend Terry Riley, visits the studio for a live performance, and to present a work inspired by Bach, and commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival.  Also, there's recently recorded trio music from Gyan, including experiments with improvisation, and roots in chamber music.  Plus, the Irish-African titled, yet also Indian- and Spanish-sounding stand-alone little ditty of a new work for guitar, "Irican."

PROGRAM # 3033, With Gyan Riley (First aired on Wed, 02/03/10)





Gyan Riley

Private recording

Mobettabutta [8:30]

This performance not commercially available. Part I of the work appears on “Melismantra,” available at

Gyan Riley


Irican [5:00]

This performance not commercially available.

Gyan Riley Trio

New York Sessions

Lub du Nached [5:44]
Yubalation [6:01]

Not yet commercially available for download. But see

Gyan Riley

Live, 92nd street Y at the New York Guitar Festival

Stream of Gratitude: the Fugue, excerpt [7:00]

This performance not commercially available.

Terry Riley All-Stars

Live at Merkin Hall, Jan. 13, 2000

Terry Riley: Missy Gono, excerpt [12:00]

This performance not commercially available.

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