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Terry Riley

Terry Riley was born in Colfax, California, on 24 June 1935. His music is characterised by repetition, and is influenced by Indian musicians. Riley, who has also used aleatoric and electronic processes in his compositions, is also known for his solo improvisations on electronic keyboards and as a soprano saxophonist.

A selection of M&V articles about Terry Riley

Record Box. Highly Contrasting - Microtonal music, reviewed by Patric Standford

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Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.