Terry Riley and Gyan Riley
Friday 12 October 8.00pm
Terry Riley piano, synthesizer, voice
Gyan Riley classical, electric guitars
We are presenting a full-length programme of Terry’s music: intricate and often improvisational structures containing elements of minimalism, jazz, ragtime, and North Indian raga, the combination of which have defined Terry’s diverse and prolific career.
This is a rare opportunity to take a trip with Terry Riley and his son Gyan through Terry’s incredible musical output. For these intimate, stripped-back shows, the pair adapt the music to suit the venue on the night.
‘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 energises his musical invention. I could not have dreamed up a better marriage of mind and spirit than this collaboration.’