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Terry Riley

Terry Riley (born 1935), is an American minimalist composer.

A pupil of the late Pandit Pran Nath, as were La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, he has composed in just intonation and much of his music is based in improvisation. He has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros and Lauren Rush, and was a sometime performer in La Monte Young's Theater of Eternal Music. His music is usually based on improvising through a series of modal figures, such as In C and the Keyboard Studies. Though for a time he stopped notating his music at all his relationship with the Kronos Quartet convinced him to return to composed notated music.

Notable works

See also: John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich.

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