Terry Riley

California composer Terry Riley launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic “In C” in 1964. This seminal work provided a new concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns, changing the course of 20th century music. 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.