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BERLIN – 27.9: TERRY RILEY w/GYAN RILEY – Tickets on sale

Von: Manuela Benetton

Datum: Fri, 29 Jul 2016

Betreff: Berlin 27.9: TERRY RILEY w/GYAN RILEY – Tickets on sale

TERRY RILEY w/ GYAN RILEY – Only German show

September 27, 2016 | Doors 19:00, Concert 20:00

Zionskirche – Zionskirchplatz 10119 Berlin

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On September 27, acclaimed American minimalist Terry Riley and his son,

the guitarist , perform their first and only concert in Berlin this

year. Taking place in the resonant space of Zionskirche, the program

samples from both the synthesis of minimalism, jazz, ragtime and North

Indian raga that have come to define Terry Riley’s diverse and prolific

career, and Gyan Riley’s innovative compositional repertoire.

„Nothing I have done in this life has given me more satisfaction than

improvising on these songs with Gyan. Nothing I have done can match the

intuitive synchronicity we have shared many times on the stage. Gyan

supplies a brilliant counterpoint to the strands and moods of these

pieces always surprising me with a virtuosity that serves and energizes

his musical invention. I could not have dreamed up a better marriage of

mind and spirit than this collaboration.“ – Terry Riley

Cited as influential to everyone from Steve Reich and Philip Glass to

The Who, Terry Riley’s polymetric, brightly orchestrated improvisations

and compositions set the stage for a new tonality. His early

collaborators included Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnick, Chet Baker

and La Monte Young, and in 1970, he became a student of North Indian

classical music, appearing alongside the revered vocalist Pandit Pran

Nath. His works have been performed by numerous artists and ensembles,

among them John Zorn and the Kronos Quartet, and have received many

honors, including a Grammy nomination.

Gyan Riley is a virtuosic guitarist working across the spheres of

composition, improvisation and contemporary classical music. He has been

commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, the Carnegie Hall Corporation and

the American Composers Forum, and has performed with the extraordinary

tabla player Zakir Hussain, Lou Reed, the San Francisco Symphony and, of

course, his father, Terry Riley.

The concert is presented by Berlin based curator and promoter Manuela

Benetton and Rabih Beaini’s Morphine Records.

In partnership with The Wire magazine, Spex, Groove.de.

manuelabenetton.com / morphinerecords.com / terryriley.net /