Episode #13

November 4, 1964: The Premiere of Terry Riley’s In C

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This piece, which debuted at the San Francisco Tape Music Center, and the minimalist outpouring that it sparked, were a reaction to the rigid strictures of serialism and the stranglehold of the academic composers of the time.

Comments [3]

Frank Feldman

Suzanne Vega, you rock! Terry Riley, you suck!

Sep. 06 2011 10:05 PM
Kimberly Mossel from NY, NY

Great show, Suzanne! Loved it. Very relaxing to listen to as I am working late tonight. Staying "in the now."

Aug. 30 2011 10:57 PM
GCL from Astoria Queens

To be honest I would never have considered the soundtrack (Theme music) for "CSI:NY" to be a part of something that explored the meaning of music.

An excellent exploration into why music can change and how it changes.

Aug. 30 2011 10:56 PM

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