Sun, 01/02/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Terry Riley's OLSON III, Parson Sound, and International Harvester
Tonight on A DIFFERENT NATURE: for most of the first hour we will listen to one of my all-time favoire peices by composer Terry Riley, OLSON III. Then, we'll hear from the PARSON SOUND and INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER, two Swedish groups that share many same members, who also worked with Riley during his visit to Sweden at the time Olson III was recorded. Their music was heavily influinced by Riley, and takes his drone minimalism into a a wild psychedelic rock trip.
"A piece of unrelenting intensity, Olson III may be one of the most powerful compositions from minimalist composer Terry Riley. Based on the same phasing principals of In C, Olson III is filled with short motives that each ensemble member must play and repeat before moving onto the next.