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A Concert In Honor of Terry Riley on his 50th Birthday

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 125 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

In San Francisco in 1964, the world premiere of Terry Riley's "In C" spawned a movement that literally changed the face of modern music. "In C" was the first popular piece of what has come to be known as minimalist music, which typically consists of slowly evolving repetitive patterns. Since then, Riley's compositional style has gone through several incarnations. His contribution to modern music has always been a source of stimulation. In 1985, on Riley’s 50th birthday, KPFA honored this important composer with a live broadcast of a concert at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, by the Kronos Quartet, featuring all of Riley's music for string quartet, as well as an improvised keyboard performance in just intonation by the composer himself.

Part 1 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector (1981) (9:30)
Performers:  Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
Genres:  New Music; Minimalism
Subject:  New music; Minimal music; String quartets
People:  Jennings, Russ; Riley, Terry, 1935-; Harrington, David (Violinist) ; Sherba, John; Dutt, Hank; Jeanrenaud, Joan
Recording Date:  6/24/1985
First Broadcast Date:  6/24/1985
 
Part 2 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  G Song (1981) (10:50) -- The Wheel/ Mythic Bird's Dance (1984) (15:30)
Performers:  Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
Genres:  New Music; Minimalism
Subject:  New music; Minimal music; String quartets
People:  Jennings, Russ; Riley, Terry, 1935-; Harrington, David (Violinist); Sherba, John; Dutt, Hank; Jeanrenaud, Joan
Recording Date:  6/24/1985
First Broadcast Date:  6/24/1985
 
Part 3 of 6:  
Genres:  New Music; Minimalism
Subject:  Riley, Terry, 1935-; New music; Minimal music
People:  Jennings, Russ; Riley, Terry, 1935-
Recording Date:  6/24/1985
First Broadcast Date:  6/24/1985
 
Part 4 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  Cadenza on the Night Plain (1984) (36:40)
Performers:  Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
Genres:  New Music; Minimalism
Subject:  Minimal music; New music; String quartets
People:  Jennings, Russ; Riley, Terry, 1935-; Harrington, David (Violinist); Sherba, John; Dutt, Hank; Jeanrenaud, Joan; Owens, Alfred "Shabda"
Recording Date:  6/24/1985
First Broadcast Date:  6/24/1985
 
Part 5 of 6:  
Genres:  New Music; Minimalism
Subject:  New music; Minimal music; Piano music; Just intonation; Microtonal music
People:  Jennings, Russ; Riley, Terry, 1935-; Owens, Alfred "Shabda"
Recording Date:  6/24/1985
First Broadcast Date:  6/24/1985
 
Part 6 of 6:  
Musical Selections:  [an improvisation in just intonation for piano] (28:30)
Performers:  Terry Riley, piano
Genres:  New Music; Minimalism
Subject:  Riley, Terry, 1935-; New music; Minimal music; Piano music; Just intonation; Microtonal music
People:  Jennings, Russ; Riley, Terry, 1935-
Recording Date:  6/24/1985
First Broadcast Date:  6/24/1985
 
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