The Expanding Universe is the debut album by composer and computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel. The original album is reissued here as a massively expanded 3LP or 2CD set, containing all four original album tracks plus an additional 15 tracks from t.
We were really only interested in having these mystical experiences. In C does that brilliantly. Along with Cardew's Paragraph 7 from The Great Learning, it's as elegant and beautiful a solution as there is. But In C is also nearly 50 years old, and Riley's life in music is still a continual search for the fundamentally spiritual qualities that he believes the art form should embody.
In , he started to study with Indian vocal master Prandit Pran Nath and his musical activity since then has evolved a fluid exchange between improvisation and composition, between aspects of jazz, Indian music and classical structure. He has even created of a sort of contemporary music of the spheres — you can hear the uniqueness of Riley's musical 'interzone' in the keyboard imagination and virtuosity of Persian Surgery Dervishes and Shri Camel , with their hypnotic mix of unusual tunings, modalities and rhythmic invention.
The only connection with "minimalism" on these records is Riley's continuing interest in exploring different kinds of repetition. Turning off will mean that your activity is not sent to these services.
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Last edited: May 21, You must log in or register to reply here. Trending Topics. Jazz, as conceived by such masters such as Bill Evans and John Coltrane , is also present as an enduring source of inspiration. The Parisian concert conveys a different mood, brighter and more open in texture, more relaxed from the outset and breathing with greater freedom as it takes flight. His fluent and hypnotic keyboard playing can be heard as part of a continuum, transmitting energies from ancient and distant musical sources into the living here and now.
Log in or Create account.Persian Surgery Dervishes, issued initially on the French label Shandar in , features two such concerts for electric organ and reel-to-reel delay, one recorded in Los Angeles on April 18th, , the other in Paris on May 24th, At the start of that decade, Riley became a dedicated student of the great Hindustani singer Pandit Pran.