Terry Riley (b. 1935)

Mescaline Mix (1960-62)
Concerto for Two Pianists and Five Tape Recorders (1961)
Music For The Gift (1963)
Untitled Organ (1964-66)
In C (Mantra) (1964-70)
Bird Of Paradise (1965)
Dorian Reeds (1966)
Olson III (1967)
You're Nogood (1967)
Poppy Nogood (1967)
Reed Streams (1967)
Poppy Nogood And The Phantom Band "All Night Flight" (1968)
Le Secret De La Vie (Lifespan) (1975)
Music With Roots in the Aether (1975)
Terry Riley and Don Cherry - Live Köln (1975)
No Man's Land (1984)
A Concert In Honor of Terry Riley on his 50th Birthday (1985)
Various Pieces

Terrence Mitchell Riley (born June 24, 1935), is an American composer and performing musician best known as a pioneer of the minimalist school of composition. Influenced by jazz and Indian classical music, his music became notable for its innovative use of repetition, tape music techniques, and delay systems. He produced his best known works in the 1960s: the 1964 composition In C and the 1969 LP A Rainbow in Curved Air, both considered landmarks of minimalism and important influences on experimental, rock, and contemporary electronic music.

Raised in California, Riley began studying composition and performing solo piano in the 1950s. He befriended and collaborated with composer La Monte Young, and later became involved with the San Francisco Tape Music Center. A two-record deal with CBS in the late 1960s, resulting in an LP recording of In C (1968) and A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969), brought his work to wider audiences. In the 1970s, he began intensive studies under Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath, whom he often accompanied in performance. He has collaborated frequently throughout his career, most extensively with chamber ensemble the Kronos Quartet and his son, guitarist Gyan Riley.

Terry Riley in UbuWeb Historical
Terry Riley in UbuWeb Film