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Terry Riley

Damon Albarn, Nick Zinner and Brian Eno Collaborate to perform Terry Riley's 'In C Mali' for 50th Anniversary, Courtesy of Africa Express

Damon Albarn, Nick Zinner, Brian Eno Perform Terry Riley's 'In C' for 50th Anniversary >>

Recently Africa Express put together Malian and Western musicians -- including Damon Albarn, Nick Zinner and Brian Eno -- to perform Terry Riley's masterpiece "In C." And the performance, too, comes just in time for its 50th anniversary.

Kronos Quartet

Big Ears Festival Initial Lineup: Bryce Dessner, Terry Riley, Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson, Nosaj Thing, tUnE-yArDs >>

Excited as we were to hear about Big Ears Festival Artists-in-Residence, and Classicalite favorite, Kronos Quartet making their way to Knoxville in 2015, we are overjoyed with the initial line up announcement. From March 27 to 29 contemporary classical composers and loads of indie darlings will descend upon Nashville to bring one of the more expertly curated festivals of the season circut run.

Cameron Carpenter

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Cameron Carpenter on 'If You Could Read My Mind', His International Touring Organ and Working With Terry Riley >>

We caught up with celebrated organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter last week in Berlin, where he is touring in support of his Sony Classical disc If You Could Read My Mind (a record that quickly became the top-selling classical album in the United States). Having completed his custom-built, $1,000,000 International Touring Organ (ITO), Carpenter finally has the mobility he needs.

RETRO: La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela Celebrate 50 Years at 275 Church Street Dream House

RETRO: La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela Celebrate 50 Years at 275 Church Street Dream House >>

On June 22, 2013, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela celebrated their golden anniversary. Come August, the couple would mark an equally important bond together--50 years living, working and performing at their Dream House (between Franklin and White Streets) in Lower Manhattan.

String Orchestra of Brooklyn Performing Terry Riley's 'In C' at Fort Greene Park...and You're Welcome to Join >>

If you would like to participate in the performance, on any instrument, all you have to do is send a quick email to just to let them know you're coming.

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