FESTIVAL ARCHIVE

KRONOS PRESENTS

Terry Riley Festival

June 26, 27, & 28, 2015

SFJAZZ Center

201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, California

SCHEDULE

Happy 80th Birthday Terry!

With Zakir Hussain, Wu Man, and other surprise guests.


Video by Evan Neff  World Premiere (2 minutes)
– Terry Riley / The Cusp of Magic (first movement) (10 minutes)
   with special guest Wu Man, pipa
David Harrington welcome and introduce Zakir Hussain (2 minutes)
Zakir Hussain / Taal In T
   Solo piece by Zakir Hussain, tabla and tuned percussion
– Terry Riley / One Earth, One People, One Love from Sun Rings * (9 minutes)
Presentation, Details TBA (5 minutes)
Aleksander Kościów / Oberek for Terry Riley *  World Premiere (4 minutes)
Pete Townshend (arr. Jacob Garchik) / Baba O’Riley +  World Premiere (5 minutes)
Yoko Ono / To Match the Sky  World Premiere (3 minutes)
   Birthday Performance Piece to Terry Riley
Terry Riley / Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector * (13 minutes)
   with special guest Zakir Hussain
Terry Riley / Sunrise Jam  World Premiere (10 minutes)
    with special guests Albert Behar, Jherek Bischoff, George Brooks,
   David Coulter, Mark Grey, Anna Halprin, Zakir Hussain, Wu Man,

 

Gyan Riley, Frédéric Rosselet, Greg Saunier, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Alice Wingwall

Note: Sunrise Jam is a surprise for Terry and the audience.

Joe Henderson Lab

Terry Riley and David Harrington in Conversation

Join Terry Riley and David Harrington as they discuss three and a half decades of work together, which has resulted in more than two dozen pieces for Kronos.

ZOFO Plays Terry Riley

Terry Riley / Etude from the Old Country from Heaven Ladder, Book 5
commissioned by Sarah Cahill

Terry Riley (arr. Keisuke Nakagoshi) / Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight *

Terry Riley (arr. Keisuke Nakagoshi) / G Song *

Terry Riley / Praying Mantis Rag  World Premiere
commissioned by ZOFO

ZOFO

Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Eva-Maria Zimmermann, piano

* Original versions written for Kronos

Kronos, Terry & Friends
With Terry Riley, Drew Cameron, The Living Earth Show, Kala Ramnath, Gyan Riley, and Volti.

  1. David Harrington DJ
  2. Terry Riley / The Gift (excerpts)
    with special guest Drew Cameron
  3. Terry Riley / Earth Whistlers from Sun Rings *
    with special guest Volti
  4. Various / “Minutes” for Terry *  World Premiere

    Jherek Bischoff /  Vitality

    Caleb Burhans / Where the Wind Blows

    Joan Jeanrenaud / 1/86,400 of a mean solar day

    Maggi Payne / Shimmering

    Greg Saunier / Low Res Life Twinkle in Forced Perspective

    Aleksandra Vrebalov / Cosmic Love

  5. Hamza El Din (realized by Tohru Ueda) / Escalay (Water Wheel) *

  6. Terry Riley (Reimagined and interpreted by The Living Earth Show, Dan Becker, Danny Clay) / A Rainbow in Curved Air + World Premiere
    with special guest The Living Earth Show
    Travis Andrews, guitar, and Andy Meyerson, percussion

INTERMISSION

  1. Terry Riley and Michael McClure / I Like Your Eyes, Liberty
    with special guests Terry Riley, piano and Michael McClure, poetry
  2. Terry Riley / Turning
    with special guests Terry Riley, piano and Gyan Riley, guitar and Kala Ramnath, violin
  3. Terry Riley / Crazy World  San Francisco Premiere
    with special guests Terry Riley, voice and Gyan Riley, guitar
  4. Gyan Riley / the first pancake  World Premiere
    with special guests Terry Riley, piano, and Gyan Riley, guitar

ENCORE:

Terry Riley / John Cage in Redding, California

with special guests Terry Riley, voice, Gyan Riley, guitar, Kala Ramnath, violin, and

The Living Earth Show

Miner Auditorium

Salome Dances for Peace

Terry Riley / Salome Dances for Peace *

  • Anthem of the Great Spirit

    The Summons

    Peace Dance

    Fanfare in the Minimal Kingdom

    Ceremonial Night Race

    At the Ancient Aztec Corn Races Salome Meets Wild Talker

    More Ceremonial Races

    Oldtimers at the Races

    Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight

  • Conquest of the War Demons

    Way of the Warrior

    Salome and Half Wolf Descend Through the Gates to the Underworld

    Breakthrough to the Realm of the War Demons

    Combat Dance

    Victory: Salome Re-enacts for Half Wolf Her Deeds of Valor

    Discovery of Peace

    The Underworld Arising

INTERMISSION

  • The Gift

    Echoes of Primordial Time

    Mongolian Winds

  • The Ecstasy

    Processional

    Seduction of the Bear Father

    The Gathering

    At the Summit

    Recessional

  • Good Medicine

    Good Medicine Dance

KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival is made possible by generous support from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Kronos Performing Arts Association. Additional support provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Bernard Osher Foundation.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

With this festival, Kronos celebrates its long and fruitful artistic relationship with Terry Riley on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Riley and the quartet met more than 35 years ago, and since then, Kronos has commissioned 27 works from him, more than from any other composer in the organization’s history. The festival, the first project in the new KRONOS PRESENTS series, features some of Riley’s most significant and rarely-performed works, plus several world premieres composed in his honor, with special guest performers including Zakir Hussain, Wu Man, and Riley’s son Gyan—and of course, some birthday surprises, too.

THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS AND SPONSORS

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KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival is made possible by generous support from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Kronos Performing Arts Association. Additional support provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Bernard Osher Foundation.

KRONOS PRESENTS: Terry Riley Festival is the inaugural program of KRONOS PRESENTS, a new initiative that will showcase the organization’s expansive curatorial vision, far-ranging musical collaborators and broad musical aesthetics, through an annual festival and other events. KRONOS PRESENTS is a program of the Kronos Performing Arts Association.

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