Listen: Pianist Sarah Cahill Celebrates Terry Riley with Evening of Tributes

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On ThursdayJan. 29, pianist Sarah Cahill celebrated the 80th birthday year of iconic minimalist Terry Riley (born June 24, 1935) with a program of pieces written in his honor. 

Cahill premiered tributes composed specifically for the occasion by Pauline Oliveros, Samuel Carl Adams, Christine Southworth, Dylan Mattingly, Danny Clay and Riley's son, guitarist Gyan Riley, as well as some lesser-known works by Riley himself, including Keyboard Studies and The Philosopher's Hand

The concert is part of the LPR (New) Classical Series, which also spotlights septuagenarian composers Philip Glass and Valentin Silvestrov, with pianists Lisa Moore (Jan. 13) and Jenny Lin (Feb. 2), respectively.

Program:

Terry Riley - Keyboard Studies

Gyan Riley - Poppy Infinite

Samuel Carl Adams - Shade Studies

Dylan Mattingly - Year

Gyan Riley - Glimpse

Pauline Oliveros - Trilling Piece for Terry

Terry Riley - The Philosopher's Hand

Danny Clay - Circle Songs

Audio engineered and post-produced by Bill Moss.