Episode #2865

Terry Riley's Autodreamographical Tales

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Terry Riley, founder of minimalism, creator of the landmark work "In C," and student of classical Indian vocal master Pandit Pran Nath, joins us for this New Sounds to present new work he's done with the Bang on a Can All-Stars. We'll hear selections from Riley's "Music from Autodreamographical Tales," where he was asked to write down his dreams and set them to music. Listen to vivid dreams about zucchini, hazy long bus rides, saints making appearances over Italian lakes ("The Miracle"), and songs about cannabis - featuring Indian raga-inflected vocalizing. Plus, there'll be sampling from other new recordings from Terry Riley, and more.

PROGRAM #2865, with Terry Riley (First aired on Fri., 11/07/08)





Terry Riley & the Bang on a Can All-Stars

Autodreamographical Tales

Zucchini [3:30]
See Them Out There [3:30]
The Miracle [2:30]
Cannabis [9:30]
Long Bus Ride [2:00]

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Terry Riley

Atlantis Nath

Emerald Runner [13:00]

Sri Moonshine SMM 001

Terry Riley with the Paul Dresher Ensemble

Banana Humberto 2000

Danzero [13:00]

Sri Moonshine SMM 004


Terry Riley

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Comments [1]

benjaminmoore from nyc

I just heard part of a recording on today's (11.7) program by Sarah Mutaloby. I have no idea how to spell her name. Anybody know her?

Nov. 07 2008 02:27 PM

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