IN C - Strings of Autumn, Prague

Tuesday, Oct 9th 2018 - 8:00pm
Price: 300 Kč - 2900 Kč

Terry Riley wrote his groundbreaking work “In C” in 1964, thus practically launching the triumphant march of American Minimalism even before Reich and Glass. Riley disposed of all the amenities of compositional technique and offered something that seemed like child’s play in comparison: a gradual process of constant, subtle transformation, which can be followed even by an untrained ear and which guides “In C” ever onwards. It is a clean, innovative, ingenious, mature and yet comprehensible, euphoric work. “Some respected artists thought that ‘In C’ was a joke when it appeared. But it was a revolution.” (Pavel Klusák)

Besides “In C”, the concert will bring works of the medieval period together with the compositions of Julia Wolfe, Anne Boyd, and Hans Abrahamsen.


Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474) Gloria ad modem Tubae
Anne Boyd (b.1946) As I crossed a bridge of dreams
Anon. C14 Ave miles celestis / Ave rex
Julia Wolfe (b.1958) Guard my tongue
Anon. C13 Alleluia Hockets
Hans Abrahamsen (b.1952) Universe birds
Terry Riley (b. 1935) IN C