“In C” review

From The Herald review of Minimal Glasgow, Saturday 2 May 2015…

“Part of the pop-up programme, a ‘cushion concert’ of Terry Riley’s In C, where audience members are invited to bring pillows, blankets etc and relax on the floor saw a diverse group of players from National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Merchant Sinfonia come together to perform what is often regarded as the first minimal composition.

Written for an indefinite number of musicians, the equality of instrumentation was evident in this exploration of Riley’s music, as the ensemble shapeshifted between moments of tender tranquility and fortified intensity, while upholding the complex ecosystem of the piece.”

Full review here

Those of us who were involved can certainly testify to the complexity of its ecosystem, but it was great fun and a wonderful experience.


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