Chanting the Light: Terry Riley Composer Portrait (Philly)
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Tickets $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors (with ID) at door only. No advance sales or reservations
The PRISM Quartet presents a program of music for saxophones by Terry Riley, who launched the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary 1964 composition IN C. Deeply influenced by jazz and Indian classical music, Riley’s own music has in turn influenced artists across genres, from composers Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and John Adams to rock groups like The Who, Soft Machine, and Tangerine Dream.
Inspired by the rhythms of Gaelic culture, Chanting the Light of Foresight is based on the Taín Bó Cuailnge (The
Chanting the Light of Foresight (1987)
Tread on the Trail (1964)
Mandala Miniatures (select movements,1999)