This special event is an exploration and open reading of Terry Riley’s iconic “In C” (1964), a composition of 53 musical fragments for an indeterminate number of instruments that launched the minimalist movement in music. This workshop is FREE and open to all, including non-members and non-flutists. Register online to receive music in advance.
An interesting feature of In C is that much of performance is left up to chance based on decisions of individual musicians. You will choose what to play and for how long (within the composer’s structure). If you are enjoying a particular fragment, linger a bit longer. If it is too difficult, simply move on.
To participate in this unique experience:
Register online (below)
Receive your music (by email)
Review the instructions
Practice your part (approximately quarter=90-100)
Show up and have fun
Register for “In C”
Terry Riley Interview
Note: This video contains brief partial nudity and references to drug usage.
Minimalism and Indian Raga
Terry Riley’s music was greatly influenced by improvisatory and non-western music, especially the Indian raga tradition. Hear how another minimalist icon, Philip Glass, explores raga with the legendary sitarist, Ravi Shankar:
2015 Performance With the Composer
(Our run through will hopefully be closer to 30 mins)
Learn the 53 Fragments of “In C”
Entrance is through the ground-floor glass doors facing Kapiolani Blvd. Limited parking is available in the Musicians' Association parking lot. You may park in any open stall after 6pm weekdays, and all day weekends. Enter near 909 Kapiolani, or from the rear of the building on Waimanu (Google 952 Waimanu Street). Follow signs for Musicians' Hall Parking.
Street parking on Kapiolani is free Monday-Saturday after 6:30pm and all day on Sunday. Please consult posted signs.
Paid parking is also available across the street at the Blaisdell Center.