Terry Riley

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Legal name: Terrence Mitchell Riley


Terrence Mitchell Riley (born June 24, 1935) is an American composer and performing musician associated with the minimalist school of Western classical music, of which he was a pioneer. His work is deeply influenced by both jazz and Indian classical music, and has utilized innovative tape music techniques and delay systems. He is best known for works such as his 1964 composition In C and 1969 album A Rainbow in Curved Air, both considered landmarks of minimalist music.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 In C Terry Riley; Terry Riley, Members of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts in the State University of New York at Buffalo 7
1969 A Rainbow in Curved Air Terry Riley 6
1970 Keyboard Study 2 / Initiative 1 (+ Systèmes) GERM, Terry Riley & Pierre Mariétan 1
1971 Church of Anthrax John Cale & Terry Riley 3 3
1980 Shri Camel Terry Riley 3
1982 Descending Moonshine Dervishes Terry Riley 4 3
1983 Songs for the Ten Voices of the Two Prophets Terry Riley 3
1985 Cadenza on the Night Plain Terry Riley; Kronos Quartet 4
1989 Salome Dances for Peace Terry Riley; Kronos Quartet 1
1989 In C (Music of a Thousand Springs - Zen (Ch'an) of Water) Terry Riley 1
1990 Piano Circus Steve Reich / Terry Riley 2
1992 The Harp of New Albion Terry Riley 1
1992 Persian Surgery Dervishes Terry Riley 2
1992 The Padova Concert Terry Riley 1
1994 Chanting the Light of Foresight Terry Riley 1
1996 Lisbon Concert Terry Riley 1
1996 Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band "All Night Flight" Terry Riley 2
1997 Lazy Afternoon Among the Crocodiles Terry Riley + Stefano Scodanibbio 1
1998 Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley John Adams, Terry Riley; Gloria Cheng-Cochran 1
1998 Reed Streams / In C (Mantra) Terry Riley / L'Infonie 1
1999 The Book of Abbeyozzud Terry Riley 1
1999 Olson III Terry Riley 1
2000 In C Terry Riley; Ictus, Blindman Kwartet 1
2000 In C Terry Riley; Raôul Duguay, SMCQ live, Walter Boudreau 1
2000 You're Nogood Terry Riley 1
2001 Requiem for Adam / Philosopher's Hand Terry Riley; Kronos Quartet 3
2001 In C Terry Riley; Bang on a Can 2
2001 Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert Terry Riley 1
2002 Atlantis Nath Terry Riley 1
2005 Assassin Reverie Terry Riley 1
2006 In C Terry Riley; Ars Nova Copenhagen, Percurama Percussion Ensemble, Paul Hillier 1
2007 Music for the Gift Terry Riley 1
2008 The Cusp of Magic Terry Riley; Kronos Quartet and Wu Man 1
2008 Persian Surgery Dervishes Terry Riley; Pekarsky Percussion Project 1
2010 Autodreamographical Tales Terry Riley 1
2010 In C Terry Riley; Salt Lake Electric Ensemble 1
2012 Aleph Terry Riley 1
2015 Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali Terry Riley; Africa Express 5 1
2015 In C Riley; Jeroen van Veen 1
2015 ZOFO Plays Terry Riley Terry Riley; ZOFO 1
2016 The Minimalists Reich, Riley, Andriessen, Gann, Adams, Lang; Geoffrey Douglas Madge, Orkest de Volharding, Jussi Jaatinen 1
2016 Four Four Three Terry Riley; Ragazze Quartet, Kapok, Slagwerk Den Haag 1
2016 Rainbow In Cologne Terry Riley 1
2017 Terry Riley Don Cherry Duo Terry Riley, Don Cherry 1
2017 The Palmian Chord Ryddle / At the Royal Majestic Terry Riley; Tracy Silverman, Todd Wilson, Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero 1
Intuitive Leaps Terry Riley, Zeitgeist 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Maximum Minimalists John Adams, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley 2
2015 One Earth, One People, One Love: Kronos plays Terry Riley Terry Riley; Kronos Quartet 1
2015 Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector Terry Riley; Kronos Quartet 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 In C: 25th Anniversary Concert Terry Riley 1
2008 The Last Camel in Paris Terry Riley 1
2011 LIVE Gyan Riley and Terry Riley 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Happy Ending Terry Riley 1
1975 Lifespan Terry Riley 1
1986 No Man's Land Terry Riley 2
2007 Les Yeux Fermes & Lifespan Terry Riley 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
No Man's Land/Conversations With the Sirocco Terry Riley 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Studio session for Tambourinen Terry Riley with Don Cherry 1

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