DESACORDES : in C Terry Riley ©
"According to the legend, Terry Riley
set down on paper within a few hours the 53 patterns
that compose the one-page score of In C, on a
spring night of 1964. "
C is the second album of DésAccordes, an
ensemble of electric guitars and basses + percussions,
which was created in 2000 by Erik Baron who plays
bass and composes music. For this recording session,
further acoustic string instruments - classical
guitar, harp and cellos - joined in.
According to the legend, Terry Riley set down
on paper within a few hours the 53 patterns that
compose the one-page score of In C, on a spring
night of 1964.
He does beleive that The quality of this
music depends on the spontaneous interaction that
will develop within the group of performers. A
good performance reveals a world teeming with
groups and sub-groups that continually form, separate
No doubt that this 'group by group' arrangement
of sound richness drove DésAccordes to
experience In C.
Starting from a particularly tonic C pulse, a
polyphonic and polyrythmic thread is gradually
spinning and goes on evolving as the piece proceeds.
DésAccordes rockers fondamentally
'romantic' soul led director Erik Baron turn In
C into a four-part piece, just as a conventional
symphony, which is quite unusual for a piece that
has been played until now in a continuous mode.
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