Terry Riley

(b. 1935)

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(b Colfax, Calif., 1935).

Amer. composer and saxophonist. Frequent tours of Europe as perf. of his own works, which ‘take the form of charts of repeated patterns and series, which must assume a form during rehearsal and performance’. Assoc. prof., Mills Coll., Oaklands, Calif., 1971–80. Has comp. many works for Kronos Qt., incl. 13 str. qts., The Sands, conc. for str. qt. (1991), and The Cusp of Magic, str. qt., pipa (2004).

Subjects: Music.

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