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In partnership with Biamp PDX Jazz Festival

Terry Riley
w/ Gyan Riley:

Live at 85!

February 21, 2020 • 10pm

In this special performance at the Delores Winningstad Theatre, Terry is joined by his son, award-winning classical guitarist Gyan Riley.

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“Beautiful and enigmatic…an alluringly intimate vibe created from the first note.”

—The New York Times
Terry Riley

Terry Riley

Minimalist pioneer Terry Riley was among the most revolutionary composers of the postwar era; famed for his introduction of repetition into Western music motifs, he also masterminded early experiments in tape loops and delay systems which left an indelible mark on the experimental music produced in his wake. Deeply influenced by the mantra-like repetition of Indian classical music as well as the modal scales and improvisation of jazz, compositions such as 1964’s In C and electronic recordings like 1969’s A Rainbow in Curved Air became landmarks of 20th century music, greatly influencing developments in electronic music as well as psychedelic/progressive rock.

Photo of Terry and Gyan Riley by Agata Urbaniak

Gyan Riley

Gyan Riley won his first guitar in a raffle when he was 12 years old. Shortly after learning all of the songs in his cassette collection by ear, he became the first full-scholarship graduate guitar student at the San Francisco Conservatory. Gyan’s diverse work now focuses on his own compositions, improvisation, and contemporary classical repertoire. Gyan has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, New Music USA, the Carnegie Hall Corporation, the American Composers Forum, and the New York Guitar Festival. He has performed with Zakir Hussain, Lou Reed, John Zorn, the Kronos Quartet, Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Iva Bittova, Julian Lage, the Bang-On-A-Can All-Stars, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Secret Chiefs 3, the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, and his father, the composer/pianist/vocalist Terry Riley.

Dolores Winningstad Theatre

Dolores Winningstad Theatre

1111 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97205

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Terry Riley and Gyan Riley on stage
In partnership with Biamp PDX Jazz Festival

Terry Riley
w/ Gyan Riley:

Live at 85!

February 21, 2020 • 10pm

In this special performance at the Delores Winningstad Theatre, Terry is joined by his son, award-winning classical guitarist Gyan Riley.

RSVP & Share