Terry Riley — a musical collaboration featuring Gothenburg Combo and Gyan RileyThere are few people who can claim that they changed the history of music. Terry Riley is one of them. He is there in the same gang as Stravinsky and Miles Davis and a few others. What makes him so remarkable is that he is the author of the musical minimalism. Now he comes to Uppsala International Guitar Festival.— I very much look forward to the October Festival in Uppsala, where I will stand by Gyan Riley and The Gothenburg Combo. We present parts of The Book of Abbeyozzud, my collection of compositions for guitar. In addition, together we make music by myself that involves improvisation. It will be very exciting!
says Terry Riley.— It's a dream come true to be working with one of our greatest sources of inspiration,
says David Hansson and Thomas Hansy in The Gothenburg Combo.
Riley's piece "In C" was the starting point of minimalism and last year it was fifty years ago, he wrote the groundbreaking work. This year, Riley himself eighty and celebrating, among other things, to come to the Guitar Festival in Uppsala in October. With him were his son Gyan Riley, one of the world's most prominent guitarists focusing on new music, which will play a new piece by Terry Riley.On the program
are also the famous "In C" which consists of fifty different melody fragments that are repeated and stored at each other for a suggestive but ever-changing body of sound. Fifty Swedish guitarists and other instrumentalists involved in a unique performance led by the acclaimed guitar duo The Gothenburg Combo.
At the festival Gyan and Terry Riley will appear both solo and as a duo and with The Gothenburg Combo perform music from their critically acclaimed album "Guitarscapes" as well as additional new and old music signed Terry Riley.
The concert is a unique opportunity to hear the minimalist model live. Terry Riley is an icon and inspiration to many. In America, there are names like Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams. In Europe Michael Nyman, Gavin Bryars, Arvo Pärt and many many more. Minimalism has also had enormous significance for pop / rock scene. Terry Riley himself has collaborated with musicians such as John Cale, a founding member of the legendary rock group Velvet Underground. He also has a long association with the Kronos Quartet, which resulted in thirteen string quartets.