Terry Riley was born in Colfax, California, on 24 June 1935. His music is characterised by repetition, and is influenced by Indian musicians. Riley, who has also used aleatoric and electronic processes in his compositions, is also known for his solo improvisations on electronic keyboards and as a soprano saxophonist.
Ensemble. Songs of the Distance - Giuseppe Pennisi describes how American music is back, alive and well at the Spoleto Festival
Ensemble. Rhythms and Algorithms - Mike Wheeler was at Sinfonia Viva's latest schools project
Record Box. Highly Contrasting - Microtonal music, reviewed by Patric Standford