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Terry Riley

p, org, *1935 US, Colfax, California
Singer / Composer of Classical and Electronic
A.k.a. Terrence Mitchell Riley

US American composer (born June 24, 1935, Colfax, California). Credited as being the principal instigator of the minimalist/repetitive music genre. He was also the disciple of Indian classical vocalist Pandit Pran Nath.

  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Soprano sax
  • Vocals
  • Bass guitar
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • World
Popular Tracks   
One Earth, One People, One Love (From Sun Rings) on Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector by Terry Riley & Kronos Quartet
The Heaven Ladder, Book 7: Simone's Lullaby (arr. E.-M. Zimmermann for piano 4 hands) on ZOFO Plays Terry Riley by Terry Riley & ZOFO Duet
In C with Canons and Bass (Nico Muhly Remix) on Riley, T.: In C Remixed by Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble & Bill Ryan
A Rainbow in the Curved Air - Instrumental on Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air & Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band by Terry Riley
Riley: Keyboard Study 2 - Brubaker Version 3 on Codex by Bruce Brubaker
G-Song on 25 Years by Kronos Quartet
G Song on Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector by Terry Riley & Kronos Quartet
G Song (arr. Keisuke Nakagoshi for piano 4 hands) on ZOFO Plays Terry Riley by Terry Riley & ZOFO Duet
Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector on Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector by Terry Riley & Kronos Quartet
Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band - Instrumental on Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air & Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band by Terry Riley

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Title Artist Year Type
Live At La Salle Wagram, Paris November 19th, 1975Terry Riley2018Album
In CTerry Riley2018Album
In CMeat Beat Manifesto Vs. Terry Riley2018Album
Dark Queen MantraTerry Riley, Stefano Scodanibbio, Del Sol String Quartet, Gyan Riley2017Album
Terry Riley Don Cherry DuoTerry Riley, Don Cherry2017Album
Minimal Piano Collection Volume XXI-XXVIIIDennis Johnson, Philip Glass, Tom Johnson, Peter Garland, Terry Riley, Harold Budd, La Monte Young / Jeroen van Veen2017Album
The Palmian Chord Ryddle - At The Royal MajesticTerry Riley, Tracy Silverman, Todd Wilson, Giancarlo Guerrero, Nashville Symphony Orchestra2017Album
In C+50Aurélio Edler-Copes, Terry Riley2017Album
Terry Riley Krishna Bhatt DuoTerry Riley, Krishna Bhatt2017Album
Six Pianos / Keyboard Study # 1Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Daniel Brandt, Paul Frick, Lukas Vogel, Erol Sarp, John Kameel Farah - Steve Reich, Terry Riley2016Album
Rainbow In CologneTerry Riley2016Album
The 3 Generations TrioTerry Riley2016Album
Four Four Three: music of Terry RileyRagazze Quartet, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, Kapok, Terry Riley2016Album
In CTerry Riley - Jeroen van Veen2015Album
Sunrise Of The Planetary Dream CollectorKronos Quartet ; Music Of Terry Riley2015Compil.
One Earth, One People, One Love: Kronos Plays Terry RileyKronos Quartet, Terry Riley2015Album
In C - Performed Live At Aterforum, July 9, 1988Terry Riley & Roberto Cacciapaglia Ensemble2015Album
In C. (Arranged For Guitar Synthesizer)Noël Akchoté, Terry Riley2014Single
AlephTerry Riley2012Album
In CThe Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra : Terry Riley2012Album
LiveTerry Riley & Gyan Riley2011Album
Minimal FluteHans Balmer - Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Terry Riley2010Album
Autodreamographical TalesTerry Riley2010Album
In CGrand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, Terry Riley2010Album
In CTerry Riley2010Album
Two Early WorksTerry Riley, The Calder Quartet2010Album
Persian Surgery DervishesPekarsky Percussion Project, Terry Riley2008Album
Keyboard Studies 1 e 2 / Tread On The TrailTerry Riley - Fabrizio Ottaviucci2008Album
The Cusp Of MagicKronos Quartet And Wu Man - Terry Riley2008Album
Banana Humberto 2000Terry Riley With Paul Dresher Ensemble2008Album
The Last Camel In ParisTerry Riley2008Album
Les Yeux Fermés & LifespanTerry Riley2007Compil.
From The New World (Rassegna Di Nuova Musica Vol. 1)John Cage, Henry Cowell, Jacob Druckman, Morton Feldman, Charles Ives, Terry Riley, Roger Sessions - Francesco Dillon, Lucas Fels, Michael Svoboda, Banda Comunale Giuseppe Verdi Di Pollenza, Fausto Bongelli, Peter Söderberg, Stefano Scodanibbio2006Album
Changes ChancesJohn Cage - Elliott Carter - Terry Riley / Elena Casoli2006Album
In CArs Nova Copenhagen, Percurama Percussion Ensemble & Paul Hillier Perform Terry Riley2006Album
In CDésAccordes, Terry Riley2005Album
Assassin ReverieTerry Riley2005Album
Diamond Fiddle LanguageTerry Riley . Stefano Scodanibbio2005Album
I Like Your Eyes LibertyTerry Riley & Michael McClure2004Album
Cantos DesiertosTerry Riley • Robert Beaser • Joan Tower • Lowell Liebermann • Peter Schickele - Alexandra Hawley • Jeffrey McFadden2003Album
In CTerry Riley2002Album
Keyboard StudiesTerry Riley - Steffen Schleiermacher, Bernd E. Gengelbach2002Album
Atlantis NathTerry Riley2002Album
In CTerry Riley, The Styrenes2002Album
Y BolanzeroTerry Riley · David Tanenbaum · Michael Sagmeister · Gyan Riley · Jugendgitarrenorchester Baden-Württemberg2001Album
Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano ConcertTerry Riley2001Album
Requiem For AdamKronos Quartet, Terry Riley2001Album
In C / In DO(M) / In MoscowTerry Riley2001Album
In CBang On A Can, Terry Riley2001Album
In CTerry Riley, Donald Steven, Michel-Georges Brégent, Raôul Duguay, Walter Boudreau, Ensemble De La Société De musique Contemporaine Du Québec2000Album
You're NogoodTerry Riley2000Album
Music For The GiftTerry Riley2000Album
In CTerry Riley2000Album
Olson IIITerry Riley1999Album
The Book Of AbbeyozzudTerry Riley1999Album
Litany For The WhaleTheatre Of Voices, Paul Hillier With Terry Riley - John Cage1998Album
Minimal TendenciesSteve Reich, Philip Glass, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman, Terry Riley - Delta Saxophone Quartet1998Album
Reed Streams / In C (Mantra)Terry Riley1998Compil.
Piano Music Of John Adams & Terry RileyJohn Adams & Terry Riley - Gloria Cheng1998Album
Lazy Afternoon Among The CrocodilesTerry Riley, Stefano Scodanibbio1997Album
Lisbon ConcertTerry Riley1996Album
Poppy Nogood And The Phantom Band "All Night Flight" Vol.1Terry Riley1996Album
In C - 25th Anniversary ConcertTerry Riley1995Album
Chanting The Light Of Foresight - Imbas ForasnaiTerry Riley - Rova Saxophone Quartet1994Album
Intuitive LeapsTerry Riley, Zeitgeist1994Album
Sky ViewTerry Riley1992Album
Descending Moonshine Dervishes / Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two ProphetsTerry Riley1992Album
The Padova ConcertTerry Riley1992Album
Six Pianos / In CPiano Circus, Steve Reich / Terry Riley1990Album
Salome Dances For PeaceKronos Quartet Plays Terry Riley1989Album
In C · Music Of A Thousand Springs · Zen (Ch'an) Of WaterTerry Riley · David Mingyue Liang - Shanghai Film Orchestra, Wang Yongji1989Album
Keyboard MagazineSuzanne Ciani, Marian McPartland, Terry Riley1988Album
Music With Roots In The AetherTerry Riley1987Album
The Harp Of New AlbionTerry Riley1986Album
No Man's LandTerry Riley1986Album
Cadenza On The Night Plain And Other String QuartetsTerry Riley, Kronos Quartet1985Album
Songs For The Ten Voices Of The Two ProphetsTerry Riley1983Album
Descending Moonshine DervishesTerry Riley1982Album
Shri CamelTerry Riley1980Album
G. Song / The OldtimerTerry Riley1976Single
Le Secret De La VieTerry Riley1975Album
Persian Surgery DervishesTerry Riley1972Album
Happy EndingTerry Riley1972Album
Church Of AnthraxJohn Cale & Terry Riley1971Album
Keyboard Study 2 / Initiative 1 (+ Systèmes)Germ (6)1970Album
A Rainbow In Curved Air / IN CTerry Riley1969Single
A Rainbow In Curved AirTerry Riley1969Album
In CTerry Riley1968Album
Reed StreamsTerry Riley1967Album
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