The Magic of Minimalism

US Tones Drones and Arpeggios of Terry Riley & La Monte Young      17/07/23

We've mentioned the work of Terry Riley numerous times; and have recently discovered this documentary from Musician, composer and orchestra conductor Charles Hazlewood. In the BBC-made video, he goes in search of minimalism by exploring the work of four great American composers who rebooted classical music in the 20th century - featuring conversations with Charles Hazlewood, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Kyle Gann, Tom Service, Jarvis Cocker, Gillian Moore, Adrian Utley, Bryce Dessner, Max Richter, La Monte Young and Terry Riley. 

Here is Part 2 of the documentary:

 

Here is the original film on the BBC website: 

 

About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.



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