TERRY RILEY / GYAN RILEY
SATURDAY MAY 20
10 PM - $ 36
Terry Riley : piano, voix, synthétiseur
Gyan Riley : guitare électrique
THE pioneer of American minimalism, TERRY RILEY embodies the wild creativity of the counterculture. In fact, he can be seen as a precursor of just about every music style that happened since the 1960s. He is still in great shape at age 81, and his legendary bonhomie makes him one of the most endearing iconic figures of Musique Actuelle.
The most remarkable thing about TERRY RILEY is the accumulation: each territory invested – be it classical music, jazz, Indian music or electronica – gets added to the map, each new experience enriches what came before. Therefore, each concert becomes both a summation of past achievements and realizations, and the continuation of his artistic research.
He was in Victoriaville in 1988 for a duo with George Brooks. His son was 11 years old at the time. Today, GYAN is an extremely talented classical guitarist who has already performed twice at FIMAV. Father and son have been playing together professionally for years, a collaboration documented on record twice. The unique bond between these two master musicians promises moments of pure delight.