Terry Riley originally composed the urgent and enthralling "In C" -- characterised by minimal layers of percussion, oboe, flute, trombones and whatever -- back in 1964. Riley intended for the piece to be played for over thirty people, offering a boisterous and intense sound from very incremental, almost non-existent melodic segues. On this record, he's joined by Robert Cacciapaglia in a live 1988 performance of the piece at the Aterforum Festival in Ferrara.
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5/10 John Wilson Customer review, 29th July 2015
Not the most inspiring recording, probably great live but the lo-fi left me struggling to engage enough to hear the nuances of this interpretation. But you should buy if, like me, you are attempting to be an InC completist (which is now exponentially impossible thanks to Youtube). As Terry Riley himself is performing I will persevere and probably discover this recording is a long lost masterpiece. I highly recommend the recent Africa Express recording; a mix of musicians who have created a fresh distinctive interpretation.
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