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Terry Riley
In C

Raôul Duguay
Walter Boudreau

ACD2 2251

Terry Riley 1935 -
erry Riley studied music at the University of California in Berkeley. At the beginning of the 1960's, Riley was part of Fluxus - a group of artists exlporing the "monostructural and non-theatrical qualities of simple natural events" - whose most extreme manifestations took, for example, the form of X for Henry Flynt, where the composer LaMonte Young went on stage to bang a frying pan 600 times non-stop. Between 1962 and 1964, Riley lived in Europe and worked at the recording studio of the French national radio and television organisation (ORTF), where he started exploring the repetetive comninations of short melodies on tape. Afterwards, Riley developed his compositional technique by combining with mechanical means of sound reproduction the input of an improvising performer. Soon, he departed from the traditional concept of composing "on paper". For him, sitting down to write music, "composing", is of very little interest. That is why, preferring to write his music on scraps of paper, he spends more time playing than writing and his scores usually boil down to a few pages on which appear a series of musical motifs.

Terry Riley (1935 - )

[ 1. ] In C     35.40
For intsrumental ensemble, choir and solo voice

Donald Steven (1945 - )

[ 2. ] Straight on Till Morning     11:35
For flute (and alto flute), clarinet (and bass clarinet), alto saxophone
(and baritone saxophone), synthesizer, two percussion instruments,
viola and tape

Michel-Georges Brégent (1948 - 1993)

[ 3. ] Atlantide (extraits) (1985)     9:30
Radio work for voice, various ensembles,
electroacoustic and environmental sounds

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