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Bang on a Can - Terry Riley: In C (2001)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 6, 2018
Bang on a Can - Terry Riley: In C (2001)

Bang on a Can - Terry Riley: In C (2001)
EAC FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 45:30 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cantaloupe | Catalog: CA 21004

If ever there were a popular work of minimalism, one that stated its purpose so clearly it could not be mistaken, Terry Riley's legendary composition In C is the one. It is a work that needs no explanation for its pulsing sequences of pitch all centering around the 53 phases of no duration played on the note and its performances have been numerous–even if there have been relatively few recordings of it. The Bang on a Can all-stars have recorded perhaps the most innovative version of the work thus far, after Riley's own, which was issued in the 1960s on Columbia's long defunct Odyssey label.

Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes (2000) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 18, 2017
Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes (2000) (Repost)

Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes (2000)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:31:00 | 342 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: New Tone Records | Catalog: nt 6715

PERSIAN SURGERY DERVISHES is Terry Riley at his best. This is intensive, energetic, hypnotic, trance-inducing sound for strange people. It lacks the polish of A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR and SHRI CAMEL, but maintains a similar style. That style is Riley alone at his organ playing away as if there were no future and no past, only an eternal now which is a river of ever-changing sound.
Kronos Quartet and Wu Man - Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic (2008) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet and Wu Man - Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic (2008)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 42:48 | 205 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 360508

For Terry Riley's 70th birthday, the Kronos Quartet commissioned him to write a piece for them, and he decided to include pipa player Wu Man (who also sings), as well as drum, rattle, various toys, and synthesizer. It's the most eclectic piece Riley has written for Kronos; he outdoes himself in the number of world music traditions, Western styles, and eccentric instruments he incorporates into The Cusp of Magic, whose title refers to the summer solstice.
Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contenporary, Minimalism | Label: Telarc | # CD-80513 | Time: 01:08:09

This unique recording couples the music of two major 20th-century composers, and includes the world premiere on disc of Riley's "The Heaven Ladder, Book 7," commissioned by Cheng-Cochran and written in 1994. California-based pianist Gloria Cheng has become a favoured collaborator with some of the most demanding of today's composer/conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Essa-Pekka Salonen and Oliver Knussen, for her renditions of thorny 20th century scores. "The multifarious pulsings of Adams's Phrygian Gates (all 26 minutes of it) are more palatable here than on some rival versions, and the relatively brief China Gates (just five minutes) are well worth visiting. Terry Riley's pieces are more varied in colour and rhythm, less obviously 'minimalist', than you might have expected, with the worlds of jazz remaining well within earshot. Gloria Cheng-Cochran seems fully absorbed in the tasks to hand, and the sound is superb." (Gramophone Magazine).
Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)

Ragazze Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Kapok - Four Four Three: Music of Terry Riley (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCS37816 | 00:57:28

The Ragazze Quartet with its classical roots, Slagwerk Den Haag with the sounds of today, and the idiosyncratic jazz trio Kapok… Contrasting contours, but a common denominator: none of our three ensembles belong to a specific category. All three push the boundaries of our genres in our quest for new forms and adventurous joint projects. It is through this inquisitive musicianship that the unusual combination feels so wonderfully natural. The choice for Riley’s repertoire gave another stir to our boundary reconnoitre. For Riley’s music allows considerable space for creativity and improvisation. The tension that arises through freedom within strict frames means that every performance is different. And it brings with it that the music has a strong sense of spontaneity and joie de vivre. In In C, performed by the Ragazze Quartet and Slagwerk Den Haag, the dynamic range is enormous. Long, melodic lines as well as short, rhythmic motifs may be employed, producing an effect of both tranquil contemplation and pulsating explosiveness. Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector was originally written for string quartet. But the Ragazze Quartet invited jazz trio Kapok to make a new arrangement together.The mix of string quartet and horn, electric guitar and percussion, all expanded with electronic effects, offers a rich pallet of timbres.
Nashville SO; Giancarlo Guerrero - Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)

Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle; At the Royal Majestic (2017)
Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Tracy Silverman, electric violin; Todd Wilson, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Modern Creative | Label: Naxos | # 8.559739 | 01:09:19

Terry Riley’s name will always be associated with his breakthrough work In C, but his influence on modern music has stretched far beyond minimalism. Both of the works on this recording reveal Riley’s spirit of exploration and his close collaboration with remarkable musicians. Commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, The Palmian Chord Ryddle is a kind of musical autobiography in which electric violin pioneer Tracy Silverman’s “one-man string quartet” sets the pace for the sparse, translucent orchestration. At the Royal Majestic is another recent example of Riley’s work with a symphony orchestra and a virtuosic soloist, in this case organist Todd Wilson. Its title refers to “the mighty Wurlitzer housed in grand movie palaces,” and the music draws on a wide variety of genres including gospel, ragtime, Baroque chorales, and boogie.
Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero - Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle & At the Royal Majestic (2017)

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero - Terry Riley: The Palmian Chord Ryddle & At the Royal Majestic
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:11 min | 314 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Terry Rileys name will always be associated with his breakthrough work In C, but his influence on modern music has stretched far beyond minimalism. Both of the works on this recording reveal Rileys spirit of exploration and his close collaboration with remarkable musicians. Commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, The Palmian Chord Ryddle is a kind of musical autobiography in which electric violin pioneer Tracy Silvermans one-man string quartet sets the pace for the sparse, translucent orchestration.

Brooklyn Raga Massive - Terry Riley In C (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Oct. 12, 2017
Brooklyn Raga Massive - Terry Riley In C (2017)

Brooklyn Raga Massive - Terry Riley In C (2017)
Classical, World | 01:14:53 | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 449,84 MB
Label: Northern Spy Records

Brooklyn Raga Massive is a collective of musicians rooted in Indian classical music. That tradition rarely involves an ensemble larger than three or four players. Sitarist Neel Murgai identified Terry Riley's canonical minimalist composition In C—an open scored collection 53 short musical phrases that the players repeat and move through at their own pace—as an accessible way for a large number of Indian musicians to play together. This album is a live concert recording with 18 players. The instrumentation is sitar, sarod, bansuri, vocals, tabla, hammered dulcimer, oud, violin, cello, upright bass, dragon mouth trumpet, guitar, cajon, riq and frame drum.

Don Cherry & Terry Riley - Terry Riley Don Cherry Duo (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at June 11, 2017
Don Cherry & Terry Riley - Terry Riley Don Cherry Duo (2017)

Don Cherry & Terry Riley - Terry Riley Don Cherry Duo (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 306 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 139 mb
Jazz, Classical | Label: B.Free - 6212 CD

Minimalist composer Terry Riley premiered his work 'In C' in 1964, a big influence on minimalism in contemporary composition and on subsequent works by composers like Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams. 1967’s 'A Rainbow In Curved Air' and its companion piece 'Poppy Nogood And The Phantom Band' – both mixing repetition, electronics and tape-manipulation – were often performed in marathon, trance-inducing performances, and Riley was regarded a cult musician in avantgarde rock music circles. This 2-CD set presents two radio sessions recorded 1975 in Cologne, newly remastered from the original tapes for optimal sound.
David Tanenbaum, Tracy Silverman, William Winant, Gyan Riley - Terry Riley: The Book of Abbeyozzud (1999)

Terry Riley - The Book of Abbeyozzud (1999)
David Tanenbaum, guitar; Tracy Silverman, violin; William Winant, percussion; Gyan Riley, guitar

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Covers included | 01:06:10
Modern Classical, Chamber, Classical Guitar | Label: New Albion | # NA 106 CD

After Terry Riley's revolutionary In C, it certainly never seemed that the compositionally brash cofounder of the minimalist movement would take on a lyrical bent. But that's what he's done on this collection of pieces for violin, guitar, and percussion. Violinist Tracy Silverman and guitarist David Tanenbaum play warmly and sublimely on Cantos Desiertos, finding pristine melodies and high, arching curves around which to spread their finesse. Tanenbaum gets unbelievably rich tones from his guitar, and his range is the one consistent ingredient throughout these pieces. He duets with Riley's son Gyan, himself an accomplished guitarist, on "Zamorra" and with percussionist William Winant on Dias de los Muertos. Winant's marimba and gongs are especially appropriate for Tanenbaum's resonant string work, fluctuating from an absolute crispness to a milky froth. Where Riley's chamber works, such as Salome Dances for Peace, are intensely rhythmic, these works veer much more stealthily toward a kind of glorious flowering, even if the blooms are in dusky colors and muted, curvy patterns.