Listen: Pianist Sarah Cahill Celebrates Terry Riley with Evening of Tributes
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
On Thursday, Jan. 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.
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.