Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Terry Riley Interview

In December of 2008, Thollem McDonas spoke with Terry Riley about Claude Debussy for the documentary the Italian filmmaker Tuia Cherici was making "On Debussy's Piano And..."
Only a portion of the conversation was used in the documentary though Terry spoke about many different topics. This is the conversation in it's entirety, save for some editing. 

Subjects touched upon include; Debussy, gamelan, east/west musics, jazz, improvisation, Indian classical music and Pandit Prannath, his organ concert at Disney's Memorail Hall, Stefano Scodanibbio, Kronos Quartet, temperament, Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, John Cage, Lamont Young, Harry Partch, Sandy Jacobs, Exploratorium, early electronic music, SF Tape Music Center, Tony Martin, Fillmore Theater, Universal mind, solitude and ecology.