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Composer Terry Riley Remembers "In C"

Riley's breakthrough composition reduced melody to short, repetitive gestures, while still leaving room for improvisation. While hailed as the father of minimalist music, Riiey eschews the term. He is largely inspired by Indian raga, and performs often as an improvisor.


Other segments from the episode on October 21, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 21, 1988: Interview with Sergio Assad and Odair Assad; Review of Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, and Geri Allen's album "Etudes"; Interview with Terry Riley; Review of…


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