Terry Riley

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Jon Hassell, avant garde US composer, dies aged 84
Family and fellow musicians pay tribute to inventor of influential ‘fourth world’ musical aesthetic

Laura Snapes

27, Jun, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Jon Hassell, music's great globetrotter: 'Be more aware of the rest of the world!'
The 83-year-old is heralded by everyone from Bono to Basquiat for his ‘fourth world’ vision for music – and pop has caught up with him

Alexis Petridis

28, Jul, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Tusk festival review – multisensory showcase of sonic adventures
Terry Riley, one-note symphonies and bearded men in dresses all find their place in this uncompromising celebration of experimental music

Dave Simpson

15, Oct, 2018 @1:46 PM

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Terry Riley review – father and son deliver gleefully chaotic minimalism
The composer, aided by guitarist son Gyan, sounds like Bach doing bebop during this series of joyously ramshackle improvisations

John Lewis

31, Jul, 2018 @11:30 AM

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Book of Hours review – tender minimalism to restless bravura
The highlight of Louth Contemporary Music Society’s varied programme was Gavin Bryars’ Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, which brought a tear to the eye

Kate Molleson

25, Jun, 2018 @3:23 PM

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'It’s just me, on the phone in my son’s bedroom.' The church hall that became contemporary music’s hottest venue
How does a small Irish border town pull in the likes of Terry Riley and Philip Glass? Eamonn Quinn, the man behind Louth’s contemporary music society, reveals all

Andrew Male

16, Jun, 2017 @10:36 AM

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Captain Sensible's playlist – Soft Machine, Mylène Farmer, Terry Riley and more
Forty years after helping to form the Damned, the Captain picks a punk-free playlist of all-time favourites

Captain Sensible

10, Nov, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Terry Riley review – in the groove with the daddy of repetition
The avant-garde composer led a leisurely survey of recent work, aided by son Gyan on guitar and the London Contemporary Orchestra, which built to the thrilling climax of his masterpiece, In C

Flora Willson

25, Sep, 2016 @10:14 AM

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Riley: In C, Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector CD review – fun, breezy and cheesy

Kate Molleson

30, Jun, 2016 @2:45 PM

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Terry Riley: 'I haven’t felt nailed down to anything'
The contemporary composer celebrates his 80th birthday this year and shows no sign of slowing down, with a blowout weekend at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust on tap. Just don’t call him a minimalist

Seth Colter Walls

02, Oct, 2015 @7:36 PM

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Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector: Music of Terry Riley CD review – gentle and humane
An 80th-birthday collection that celebrates Riley’s rich and lengthy creative partnership with the Kronos

Andrew Clements

23, Jul, 2015 @12:15 PM

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Terry Riley review – minimalist shaman still delivering joyous futurism at 80
A mixed programme of new orchestral pieces and extended solo freakouts from one of music’s great experimenters proves hypnotic, ecstatic and somehow reassuring

John Lewis

19, Jul, 2015 @4:23 PM

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