Baltimore musicians rally for Terry Riley's minimalist classic 'In C'
For those of you who share my enthusiasm for minimalism (you never have to admit it, since clicking can be fairly anonymous in cyber-ville), I wanted to offer this video forwarded to me.
Earlier this month, about 30 local musicians from the non-classical world (I was so not cool enough to hear about this in advance) gathered at a place with an unlikely name, the Soft House (in the Copy Cat Building), to collaborate on 'In C,' the piece by Terry Riley that effectively gave birth to the musical movement annointed with the name minimalism.
It's great to see that this groundbreaking work from 1964 could find a fresh bunch of eager protagonists to give it an ecstatic performance in 2010 at an underground Baltimore venue.
Here's the list of performers, followed by the video:
Will Redman (of Microkingdom), vibraphone
Dave Jacober (of Dope Body/Holy Ghost Party), marimba
Nathan Elman-Bell (of Quartet Offensive), glockenspiel
Rob Parrish (improvisational percussionist), glockenspiel
Rod Hamilton (of Avocado Happy Hour), Malletkat
Emmanuel Nicolaidis (of Thank You), xylophone
Jeremy Hyman (of Ponytail), marimba
Jon Birkholz (of Soul Cannon), organ
Ben Frock (of Ben Frock and the Subatomic Particles), organ
Tim Murphy (Baltimore jazz legend), rhodes
Amanda Schmidt (of Avocado Happy Hour), rhodes
Dustin Wong (of Dustin Wong/Ponytail), electric guitar
Zach Utz (of Dope Body/Holy Ghost Party), electric guitar
Jaime Moffett (jazz musician), electric guitar
Andrew Bernstein (of Teeth Mountain), alto sax
John Dierker (of Microkingdom/Quartet Offensive), tenor sax
Andy Abelow (of Small Sur/Soft Cat), alto sax
Britton Powell (of Hume), double bass
Kate Barutha (of Soft Cat), cello
Will Pesta (of Happy Family), laptop
Grayson Brown (of Comeback Ranch), laptop
John Somers (of Do While), laptop
Sam Shea (of Copycat Theatre), laptop
John Jones (of Each Others), laptop
Beau Crawley (of Turquoise Cats/Drugs Bunny), live processing
Mark Brown (of DJ Mark Brown), live processing
John Butler (of Mothersday), live processing
Tom Fitzgibbon (sounds), live processing