Riley, Terry

Riley, Terry

1935 —

Born in 1935 in Northern California, TERRY RILEY launched what is now known as the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary classic In C in 1964. This seminal work provided the conception for a form comprised of interlocking repetitive patterns that was to change the course of 20th century music. In the 1960's and 1970's he turned his attention to solo works for electronic keyboards and soprano saxophone, and pioneered the use of various kinds of tape delay in live performance. Read more »

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