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[December 10 2013] : art

Terry Riley Live Performance 70’s

Terry Riley Live Performance 70’s by Unknown

We are celebrating the release of the remastered recording from the original tapes of the 1968 minimalist masterpice In C by Terry Riley, out today on vinyl on the Pure Pleasure label. A semi-aleatoric sequence of 53 short musical phrases, played an repeated an arbitrary number of times, In C allowed for infinite interpretation and has been performed significantly more than it has been recorded. Most recently, Portishead’s Adrian Utley assembled an orchestra of 19 guitarists, 4 organs and a bass clarinet earlier this year to perform the piece at Bristol’s St George’s Hall, a recording of which has become the latest reinterpretation to be released on vinyl. The remastered vinyl is now available here.

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