Assassin Reverie

Like the Energizer Bunny, some of the groundbreaking composers of the 1960s are still breaking ground today. On this edition of New Sounds, hear the latest from Terry Riley, the composer and keyboardist who brought Minimalism to the musical public in 1964, inspired The Who and many other European rockers in the 70s, and has become a sought-after classical composer. His latest, "Assassin Reverie," for saxophone quartet and tape, is a single movement in three sections with different sound material and stage direction for each section. One of the more disturbing pieces written by Riley, “Assassin Reverie” uses an aggressive sampling of gunshots and helicopter sounds in the middle section. Plus, listen to “Maarifa Street” by Jon Hassell and Steve Reich’s latest “Cello Counterpoint.”

PROGRAM #2472, “Still Goin’…” (First aired on Friday, 12-16-05)





Terry Riley

In C – 25th Anniversary concert

Excerpt [1:30]

New Albion #071 ***

Terry Riley

Assassin Reverie

Uncle Jard, Pt. 1 [5:30]

New World #80558***

Jon Hassell

Maarifa Street

Darbari Bridge [11:30]

Nyen Music, available on or at

Steve Reich

You Are (Variations)

Cello Counterpoint [11:00]

Nonesuch #79811 ***

Terry Riley

Assassin Reverie

Tread on the Trail [10:00]

See above

Fritz Hauser (w/ Pauline Oliveros, et al)

Deep Time

Version 2, excerpt [5:00]

Deep Listening #32 3005

LaMonte Young & Marian Zazeela

The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath

Excerpt [2:00]

Just Dreams #001*