Terry Riley
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1935-06-24
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Terry Riley

Terry Riley Biography (Wikipedia)

Terrence Mitchell Riley (born June 24, 1935) is an American composer and performing musician associated with the minimalist school of 20th century music, of which he was a pioneer. Influenced by both jazz and Indian classical music, his music became notable for its innovative use of repetition, tape music techniques, and delay systems. He is best known for works such as his 1964 composition In C and 1969 album A Rainbow in Curved Air, both considered landmarks of minimalism and important influences on experimental, electronic, and rock music.

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Sun Rings (Venus Upstream)
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Sun Rings (Venus Upstream)
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Earth-Whistlers
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Earth-Whistlers
La Monte Young
The Celebration Of The Tortoise
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The Celebration Of The Tortoise
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A Rainbow In Curved Air
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A Rainbow In Curved Air
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Celestial Valley
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Celestial Valley
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One Earth, One People, One Love
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One Earth, One People, One Love
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Premonition Rag
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Premonition Rag
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G Song
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G Song
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Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
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Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
John Cale
Church Of Anthrax
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Church Of Anthrax
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Improvisation
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Improvisation
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Autodreamographical Tales - 1. Dwarf
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Autodreamographical Tales - 1. Dwarf
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Music for the Gift: Part 1
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Music for the Gift: Part 1
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Mongolian Winds (Salome Dances for Peace)
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Mongolian Winds (Salome Dances for Peace)
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Mescalin Mix
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Mescalin Mix
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Poppy Nogood And The Phantom Band
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Poppy Nogood And The Phantom Band
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The Lake
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The Lake
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Garden of Earthly Delights
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Garden of Earthly Delights
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Across The Lake Of The Ancient World
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Across The Lake Of The Ancient World
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Anthem Of The Trinity
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Anthem Of The Trinity
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Lifespan IV: In The Summer
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Lifespan IV: In The Summer
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G Song
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G Song
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In C (excerpt)
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In C (excerpt)
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The Philosopher's Hand
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The Philosopher's Hand
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Cells 1-8
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Cells 1-8

Cells 1-8

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Terry Riley In C
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A Rainbow in Curved Air
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A Rainbow in Curved Air
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Francesco in Paraiso
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Francesco in Paraiso
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In The Summer
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In The Summer
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In C
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In C
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A Rainbow In Curved Air (Excerpt)
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A Rainbow In Curved Air (Excerpt)
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In C
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In C
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In C
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In C
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In C (pianos)
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In C (pianos)
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In C
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In C
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Anthem Of The Trinity from Shri Camel
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Anthem Of The Trinity from Shri Camel
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Persian Surgery Dervishes Performance 1
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Persian Surgery Dervishes Performance 1
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