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Artist Biography

Terry Riley: Composer, pianist

Terry Riley

The area of composition which has become known as minimalism, characterised by repetitive patterns of reduced materials moving through gradual change, was galvanised by Terry Riley's In C, composed in 1964. This pivotal work will be heard on Sunday. Dorian Wind, Beat Sutras and Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector will appear on Sunday. There will also be an Australian premier of his work Good Medicine Dance on Saturday.

Riley's solo keyboard and piano concerts have become legendary due to his unique blending of eastern (mostly Indian) and western styles and so his performance of Improvisation on Sun Rings on Sunday will be particularly special. Terry is also playing Cole Porter, Gershwin and others on Saturday night. He will also take part in Sounds Amazing!, a round table discussion with the other composers with Margaret Throsby on Friday Afternoon.

see a list of artists that have performed at previous Four Winds