- Performer:Terry Riley
- Title:Riley: Olson III
- Style:Avant-Garde Music,Vocal Music
- Date of release:March 23, 1999
- Recording date:1967
- Size FLAC version1273 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1743 megabytes
- Size WMA version1603 megabytes
- Formats:ADX TTA MP4 MP2 MMF AC3
Terry Riley premiered this phenomenal work, Olson III, in Sweden - a 53-minute composition for orchestra, chorus, and his own soprano sax. A Swedish high school orchestra performed his composition with renowned local minimalist composer Folk Rabe at the controls. The delight of the young students indulging in the ecstatic drones of this highly experimental new music is audible in the explosive performance that they give to the piece
Olson III is a music live recording by TERRY RILEY (Prog Related/Progressive Rock) released in 1999 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. No release results - showing artist results instead. TERRY RILEY: A RAINBOW IN CURVED AIR & POPPY NOGOOD AND THE PHANTOM BAND Sony Classical 1988. In C, Terry Riley Remastered ESOTERIC 2018. Lazy Afternoon Among the Crocodiles M. l 1997.
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Riley refused to conduct the piece, insisting that the students listen to each other and find their pace without a leader. The result is a performance filled with its own ramshackle power. Olson III moves like a runaway freight train but the listener never forgets the human element. Ebbing and flowing organically as musicians tire and find their voice, the piece is accentuated by Riley's bleats occasional poking through the fold. Someone (something?) shrieks at the 45-minute mark.
Terrence Mitchell Riley (born June 24, 1935) is an American composer and performing musician associated with the minimalist school of 20th century music, of which he was a pioneer. Influenced by both jazz and Indian classical music, his music became notable for its innovative use of repetition, tape music techniques, and delay systems
CreditsBengt Emil Johnson - Original Recording Producer
Nacka School of Music Band - Ensemble
Fredrik Nilsen - Photography
Folke Rabe - Liner Notes
Tom Recchion - Design
Terry Riley - Primary Artist, Sax (Soprano)
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