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
FB Event goo.gl/rdvS6D
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 /