Terry Riley’s masterpiece – and minimalism, African style

Terry Riley In C Mali africa express recording Bijou Lil Silva Andre de Ridder Jeff Wootton

Originally published November 2014

It can be over in 15 minutes. It can last several hours. It can be done with a Wurlitzer – or 20 guitars. Now In C, the defining work of minimalist music has been tackled by Damon Albarn and Africa Express. Its composer Terry Riley reveals how it all began

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