October 4th, 2013
terry riley’s in c is one of the first and style- defining works of the so-called minimal music. his influence on later us- and european composers, but also on the development of electronic club-music as well as pop music nowadays, is not to be dismissed. the 1964 composed work premiered in san francisco the same year – the birthdate of minimal music.
herbert, especially known for his live-sampling and works with “concrete sounds”, will record and sample the live-performed acoustical patterns of in c, electronically rework and mix them with instrumental sounds again: the different layers, interfering with each other, will have an even more intense effect – a homage to a timeless piece and music’s developments since 1964.