In 1964, In C started as a seemingly inconspicious piece by a hardlyknown composer, performed by a bunch of fellow music students and composers at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. Within two years’ time, it had become a seminal work for the thennew minimal music, making this modular repetitive wash of sound and colour, one of the landmark works in recent music history. More than fifty years later, Terr y Riley’s In C has lost nothing of its appeal and vigour, inviting new generations of musicians and listeners alike to explore its innate subtleties and liberating collective experience.
￼￼The In C App
In C is unique – especially in this experimental context – because it was already interactive 50 years ago at a time when computers could only produce simple disturbing beeps. In C, so far ahead of its time – was just waiting to be played worldwide via the internet and that is exactly the objective of the In C App (www.incapp.net) project. Because of its already advanced interactive form, Jazzperiments and the musical expertsof Champdaction were able to respect the precepts of In C nearly to the letter. All the original ‘rules’ of the piece as described by Terry Riley were implemented, but also the freedom of the performers was ensured – just like in any normal live performance.
Workshop & live concert
During the workshop (11h20 – 13h) you will learn about In C and how to play the composition using the In C App. You can choose your own instrument and play with people all over the world. At the evening concert by the Christian Klinkenberg Orchestra you can even play along live with the app at your seat in the audience (only for people who followed the workshop)!
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Production In C app: ChampdAction
In coproduction with Jazzperiments & Concertgebouw Brugge
￼With the support of Terry Riley and Music Sales Corp./G. Schirmer Inc.