Terry Riley and Gamelan Galak Tika @MIT

Tod Machover posted on his Facebook page: “Composing legend Terry Riley finished a week-long residency at MIT by giving a concert on Thursday evening in collaboration with MIT’s gamelan ensemble. A wacky, wonderful California-infused twist on minimalism, with repeated figures (often in the left hand), delirious and quirky melodies, and soulful jabs from clarinet, processed guitar, or clanging gamelan. Loose, flowing and hallucinogenic – a little went a long way, but I was smiling through most of it and glad to be there.”

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