In the period since the 1960s, Riley’s music has evolved to the point where the (partially formal) processes develop into an open platform that combines classical music, Indian music, free jazz and electronic music. The interest in Indian music is particularly significant and it brings new rhythmic and modal solutions, which along with the repetitive element that marks his early work is what distinguishes Terry Riley’s style.
Terry Riley’s concert performances are a unique experience. The colorfulness of the musical expression, as well as the unconventional approach to the performance are characteristic of his performance whether it is a large format event or a chamber concert as we will have the opportunity to see in Skopje.
“For Riley, his instrumental virtuosity and composer innovation is a gateway to the exploration of global music consciousness.”