Terry Riley

Terry Riley (Camptonville, CA) launched what is now known as the Minimalist Movement with his revolutionary classic INC in 1964. His music influenced such diverse musicians as Phillip Glass and the rock groups, The Who and Tangerine Dream. In the 1960s and '70s, Riley turned his attention to solo works for electronic keyboards and soprano saxophone and pioneered the use of various types of tape delay in live performance. His numerous musical activities since then include a series of study trips to India; commissions for the Salzburg Festival and Carnegie Hall; scores for such new music ensembles as The Rova Saxophone Quartet. Zeitgeist and The California Ear Unit; and performances for his own ensemble, Khayal, and The Travelling Avantt-Gaard. He was listed in the London Sunday Times as one of the 1,000 makers of the 20th Century.