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Brooklyn Raga Massive: Terry Riley In C

Read "Terry Riley In C" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Brooklyn Raga Massive is a collective of musicians rooted in Indian classical music. That tradition rarely involves an ensemble larger than three or four players. Sitarist Neel Murgai identified Terry Riley's canonical minimalist composition In C--an open scored collection 53 short musical phrases that the players repeat and move through at their own pace--as an accessible way for a large number of Indian musicians to play together. This album is a live concert recording with 18 players. The instrumentation is ...


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