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Influential avant composer Terry Riley in an album of keyboard and guitar improvisations with his son Gyan Riley, beautiful interaction in music inspired by classical and North Indian structures.

Riley, Terry & Gyan Riley

Riley, Terry & Gyan Riley: Live (Sri Moonshine Music)
Label: Sri Moonshine Music    
Released in: USA    

"Nothing I have done in this life has given me more satisfaction than improvising on these songs with Gyan. Nothing I have done can match the intuitive synchronicity we have shared many times on the stage. Gyan supplies a brilliant counterpoint to the strands and moods of these pieces always surprising me with a virtuosity that serves and energizes his musical invention. I could not have dreamed up a better marriage of mind and spirit than this collaboration."-Terry Riley

"Being able to perform with my dad has been without question the most enriching, challenging, inspirational musical experience I've had. His music is bountiful! I love the rich harmonies, the colorful lyrics, the subtle pitch inflections (stemming from his long-time devotion to the North Indian kirana tradition), and the lengthy and often complex partially improvised structures. But I think the most unique musical quality about my dad is his ability to get deeper and deeper into the mood of a piece, leaving all other concerns behind, transcending the listener. We've been talking about making a record together for years, but each time we plan to record we just end up mostly cooking and hanging out, and playing of course (we just forget to press record!). So we decided on this live release, featuring some of our favorite moments from 3 different concerts given over the last 7 years."-Gyan Riley

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Product Information:

UPC: 700261320786

Label: Sri Moonshine Music
Catalog ID: SMM 005CD
Squidco Product Code: 14147

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Tracks 1 and 3 recorded live at St. Peter's Church of Ireland in Drogheda, Ireland on May 4th, 2007. Tracks 2 and 5 recorded live at Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, France on January 23rd, 2004. Track 4 was recorded live at the Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkley, California on September 3rd, 2010 by Art Granoff. Track 6 was recorded live at the home of Steve Rubardt and Betsy Ginkel in Petaluma, California on November 5th, 2009 by Steve Rubart.


Terry Riley-piano, vocals

Gyan Riley-classical and electric guitars, harmony vocals

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Track Listing:

1. Las Puertas 15:02

2. Work Song 13:13

3. Turning 5:57

4. Mongolian Winds 11:12

5. Emerald Runner 16:36

6. Ebony Horns 15:06

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