05 giugno 2021


Terry Riley da casa sua in Giappone ed altri amici in vari luoghi si danno appuntamento online oggi e domani per raccogliere fondi in favore della drammatica situazione pandemica in India e Nepal: Music for India, in streaming presso Gray Area.  

Music For India is a special live concert series to raise urgent funds for India Covid-19 relief. All proceeds raised will go directly to organizations working on the ground in India to provide oxygen, food, and other needed supplies. On June 5, join us for the first concert in the series — a very rare live streaming concert by the legendary composer Terry Riley. Riley, who turns 86 years old next month, will be broadcasting live from Japan, where he currently lives. Riley has had a longstanding alliance with the rich musical cultures of India, going back to the 1960s. Like other prominent musicians of the time, including the Beatles and Ravi Shankar, Riley was key in forging an important bridge between Indian music and the West. Riley first achieved international acclaim in the 1960s, when he launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his classic “In C.” This seminal work provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns, changing the course of 20th century music. In 1970, he became a disciple of the master Indian raga vocalist Pandit Pran Nath; Riley appeared frequently in concert with Pran Nath until Pran Nath’s passing in 1996. His work has inspired prominent composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams and the music of rock groups such as The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air and many others. Terry's hypnotic, multi-layered, polymetric, brightly orchestrated Eastern flavored compositions set the stage for the prevailing interest in a new tonality.