Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

6/30/10: In C

Salt Lake Electric Ensemble performing \"In C\"

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – In 1964, composer Terry Riley crafted "In C." It changed the rules of classical music and gave birth to the minimalist movement. The score is only one page long and lays out phrases for the musicians of an ensemble to explore independently. So each performance is unique and the piece has been played as rock, jazz - even on traditional Chinese instruments. Salt Lake Electric Ensemble is releasing a new recording and Wednesday, they join us live in studio to talk about Riley and to play "In C."

  • Salt Lake Electric Ensemble will have their "In C" release party Wednesday, June 30th from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at the Urban Lounge (241 South 500 East, Salt Lake City) Details
  • Robert Carl, author of Terry Riley's In C (Studies in Musical Genesis and Structure)

    Purchase a CD of today's RadioWest. Please reference show #1895
    Sign up for RadioWest Podcasts

    Visit one of Salt Lake City's local, independent businesses:
    Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore, Ken Sanders Rare Books, The King's English
    Slowtrain Music, Graywhale CD Exchange

    Or shop on-line

    for books and music from today's RadioWest. A portion of your purchase benefits KUER.

  • KUER is listener-supported public radio. Support this work by making a donation today.