21C Music Festival - Terry Riley, Live at 85!

Friday, January 18, 2019
Event Title: 21C Music Festival - Terry Riley, Live at 85!
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory (273 Bloor St W in Toronto)
  • Time: 8:00am
  • Price: $21
  • Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1-9 Performers)
  • External Link: 21C Music Festival - Terry Riley
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Intricate and often improvisational with elements of minimalism, jazz, ragtime, and north Indian raga. Terry Riley was influenced by John Cage and John Coltrane. His works, such as In C and A Rainbow in Curved Air, have influenced virtually every contemporary classical and many rock composers since, including Peter Townshend, Lou Reed, and Radiohead. The first part of the program features Tracy Silverman on electric violin, followed by Terry and his son, Gyan, on electric guitar.

Tracy Silverman, electric violin
Terry Riley, piano/synthesizer & voice
Gyan Riley, electric guitar


Excerpts from The Palmian Chord Ryddle (arr. Tracy Silverman)
Sri Camel (arr. Tracy Silverman)
Mongolian Winds
Selections from Salome Dances for Peace
Ebony Horns
Emerald Runner
The Bull
Song From the Old Country