Episode #2927

With Terry Riley and David Harrington

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Terry Riley and David Harrington join John Schaefer for this New Sounds program.  Riley is the composer of "In C," the landmark 1964 work that ushered in the style known as Minimalism. Harrington is leader of the Kronos Quartet, and helped to organize the all-star, once-in-a-lifetime cast who performed "In C" last season at Carnegie Hall.

For this episode, the three talk about approaches to the piece (whether to conduct it, or not) and highlight several recordings, including the Shanghai Film Orchestra's version, which was smuggled out of the country!  Plus Riley's account of the strangest (and longest) performance of the Mexico City.

PROGRAM # 2927, "In C" with Terry Riley and David Harrington of Kronos Quartet (First aired on Thurs. 4/23/09)





Terry Riley

In C - 25th Anniversary Concert

“In C” [5:00]

New Albion #071** *

Bang On a Can All-Stars

In C

Terry Riley :In C [5:00]

Cantaloupe 21004

The Styrenes

In C

Terry Riley: In C [5:00]

Enja 9435

SMCQ (Société de musique contemporaine du Québec)

In C

Terry Riley: In C [5:00]

Atma ACD 22251
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Terry Riley

In C, Works by David Mingyue Liang - Shanghai Film Orchestra

In C [5:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13026***

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

In C

In C [4:00]

Squealer 037
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Comments [1]

Bertil Petersson from El Segundo, CA

Exceptional!! I was doing electronic music at KPFK in LA in 1972 and the milestone was "In C". There is no other piece of music I know that has had this much of a monumental impact on music . Great job!!

Jun. 28 2010 11:59 PM

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