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Options August 23, 2017: In C and Out

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Terry Riley score for In C

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Jimi Hendrix Experience  EXP   Options Axis: Bold As Love  Track  1968   
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme 
Music behind DJ:
Jimi Hendrix 
Third Stone From The Sun   Options Are You Experienced?  Reprise  1967  Bed loop by Weinstein 
Terry Riley / L'Infonie  In C (Mantra)   Options Reed Streams / In C (Mantra)  organ of Corti 2  1998  French Canadian band directed by Walter Boudreau. Originally released as the LP Vol 33 by L'Infonie in 1970. Recorded in Montreal. 
Africa Express  Africa Express ‎– Terry Riley's In C Mali   Options Africa Express ‎– Terry Riley's In C Mali  Transgressive Records  2015  Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project, with an ensemble of 17 musicians—including Albarn on melodica, Brian Eno, Bijou and Olugbenga on vocals, Jeff Wootton and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner on guitar, Cheick Diallo on flute, Badou Mbaye, Alou Coulibaly and Mouse on Mars’ Andi Toma on percussion, Modibo Diawara and Defily Sako on kora, Guindo Sala on imzad, Kalifa Koné and Mémé Koné on balafon, Adama Koita on kamel n’goni, and André de Ridder on several instruments and conducting. 
Bang On A Can  Terry Riley ‎– In C   Options Bang On A Can, Terry Riley ‎– In C  Cantaloupe Music  2001  Recorded by WNYC for live broadcast on "New Sounds Live" on November 20, 1998, at the World Financial Center, New York. Band includes Evan Ziporyn, Lisa Moore, Danny Tunick, Mark Stewart. 

Listener comments!

Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 2:56pm listener james from westwood:

Hey all! I just copyedited a college textbook on the history of Western music that reproduced this score in full. Fits neatly on a page!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 2:57pm weinstein:

Cool. I thought it would be interesting to see it while listening.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:01pm fred:

Good afternoon David, Ruth, and listeners. Another favorite show seems to be coming
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:02pm listener james from westwood:

The book actually comes with either a CD or a web link to samples or whole pieces, including this one, so the students will get that same benefit!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:02pm weinstein:

Hey Fred! Enjoy!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:05pm geezerette:

Hello,David and Ruth,and all!
So excited, love Terry Riley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 3:08pm doctorjazz:

Hi Ridgewood folks!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:10pm weinstein:

Glad to have you all in for this one!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:11pm fred:

Hi geezerette! I just got the latest Juliana Hatfield record, and she seems to share your appreciation for the orange one, based on some track titles: "when you're a star", "Kellyanne", or "short-fingered man". I haven't listened to it yet, but I doubt the last one is flattering
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 3:16pm doctorjazz:

Love this In C (Mantra)
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:17pm fred:

I thought I should cut to the chase and favorite the whole show already
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:17pm weinstein:

Some things are prettiest unpolished. And that naughty bass player!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:18pm weinstein:

Thanks, Fred. I'm trying to control my unbridled passion for this piece, what it means to me.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:19pm geezerette:

"Short-fingered Man", that's hilarious,Fred!
I'm actually drawing him now. Choosing ridicule over anger. Can't wait to hear that album.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:20pm geezerette:

Absolutely LOVE this!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:21pm geezerette:

and it's making me laugh.
  Wed. 8/23/17 3:22pm from Quebec:

love this version. Besides Boudreau the other well-known member of this ensemble is Raôul Duguay. Here's his "big hit" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuOScxcmqNo
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:24pm weinstein:

Thanks, Quebec. I've long wondered what this scene was really like. They could be either liberated academics or dedicated stoners.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:24pm fred:

@geezerette: she put the lyrics on her bandcamp, I don't think he'd like them much: julianahatfield.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 3:27pm doctorjazz:

Love the electronic, hazy sound they get (acoustically, I presume?)
  Wed. 8/23/17 3:28pm from Quebec:

yes, or both!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:29pm weinstein:

It's recorded more like a rock band than a classical ensemble.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:30pm geezerette:

Fred, she nailed him! He's especially repulsive to women.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:31pm fred:

What I love about In C is that it can be played by any kind of ensemble, and even though I know it's In C quickly, I still don't know how it will unfold. A different kind of balance between improvisation and written down music
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:32pm geezerette:

David,exactly! The spirit of the times is absolutely encoded in it. Very Sargeant Pepper and that's a complement. Disciplined anarchy.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:34pm weinstein:

I love how badly it can be roughed up and still succeed, but also how cool it is when you follow the rules exactly.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 3:34pm northguineahills:

Dig this version....
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:36pm fred:

Speeking of rock bands, I like Acid Mothers Temple's version. Which isn't saying much, because I liked all the versions I've heard (that's why I don't want to hear the Ensemble Intercontemporain play it. They could fumble this)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 3:37pm Uncle Michael:

Terry Riley is another person from whom I'm one degree of separation, owing to my oft-lauded uncle.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:37pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:38pm geezerette:

David@3:34: That's my definition of genius; working in a conscious,disciplined way io achieve free-fall.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:39pm geezerette:

UM, who's your uncle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 3:41pm Uncle Michael:

Bob's yer uncle!

No, wait...this guy:


(he's not really a television producer, but whatever)
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 3:41pm glenn:

who's your daddy? [couldn't help myself]
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:44pm geezerette:

OMG! I knew Craig Kauffman! I know all about this! No kidding, six degrees!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 3:46pm Uncle Michael:

How cool!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:47pm geezerette:

Craig was so proud of that! And he was just a kid then. He really loved Jazz, and he was probably a genius but he was just a guy.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:48pm weinstein:

@Fred, I understand, it is possible to ruin anything if you are narrow enough.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 3:49pm northguineahills:

Groovy, UM!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:51pm weinstein:

OK, I'm catching up on this Uncle Michael gossip.... the guy started Other Minds too with Amirkhanian. Cool lineage...
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:51pm geezerette:

UM, seriously, I'm stunned! So happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 3:52pm Uncle Michael:

I'll have to ask Jim if Craig was part of the carload that, along with Doug's friend, drove up to Toronto for the Massey Hall concert.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 3:53pm Uncle Michael:

Yeah, David. I actually made it out to OM once before Jim transitioned to Emeritus status.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:55pm geezerette:

That would be great to know. Never heard that story.

Other Minds,wow.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 3:59pm geezerette:

David, so interesting, this is completely different.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 4:00pm Uncle Michael:

One of my uncle's Oberlin jazz friends back in '53 or so was a townie, not a student. He was part of a road trip to go see Parker at Massey Hall. 30 years later, Doug put that guy on the air at Oberlin...gave him a show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 4:01pm Uncle Michael:

Riley's in a film Jim made about Pandit Pran Nath.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 4:01pm Uncle Michael:

This is as lovely an "In C" as I've ever heard.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:04pm geezerette:

Really,UM, you are insanely lucky to come from a family like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 4:07pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, but Jim's as much family "like that" as I've got. He's unique.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 4:10pm doctorjazz:

This Africa Express version is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 4:10pm Uncle Michael:

Ain't it??
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 4:12pm melinda:

Hi people
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:12pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:12pm weinstein:

I decided to put this show together because I was surprised how many Riley and In C fans I met didn't know these versions.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:12pm geezerette:

Yes, I had a relative like that too. Know what you mean.

Yeah, this is gorgeous!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:14pm weinstein:

Hi, Melinda. Welcome to the C dive!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 4:15pm northguineahills:

Punneriffic, David!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:15pm fred:

This one got quite a lot of airplay, but usually not in full. It does ignore some rules, but then again it was on Transgressive Records
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:16pm geezerette:

Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:17pm weinstein:

Yeah, who ever plays 40 minute tracks?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:18pm fred:

@ngh: this is Doug's stream
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:19pm weinstein:

Yeah, Fred. I can't keep up with the master, but I dare try on occasion.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:30pm fred:

I have this one, and of course love it
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:32pm weinstein:

I think this one, and the Darmstadt project folks annual, is what launched the ongoing fascination that continues to this day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 4:32pm melinda:

Digging the C.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:33pm fred:

Recording engineer (music mix): Irene Trudel
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:37pm weinstein:

This mix does make it possible to pick out the individual modules better than most, and that is satisfying.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:37pm geezerette:

Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 4:38pm northguineahills:

I saw bang on a can play in C in 2000 at BAM, t'was nice...
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:42pm weinstein:

Occasionally you see concept versions (I won't say gimmicky) for all keyboards, all voices, all strings. Still works.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 4:48pm doctorjazz:

Gotta run, really enjoyed, thanks, David!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:49pm weinstein:

Thanks, Doctor!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:50pm fred:

Wu Man was also in that band. I love her music
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:52pm weinstein:

Wu Man, yes indeed. Fabulous.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:53pm geezerette:

Fantastic show,David. Thanks!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:54pm weinstein:

Thanks Gzette, hope you got some good drawings out of this!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 4:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, here comes endlessly self-referential sound collage, from 5-7pm ET right away right here! Follow me: wfmu.org...
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:55pm geezerette:

Think I did. Music absolutely a part of that :)
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:56pm weinstein:

In C into Kenzo, perfecto.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:58pm fred:

Thanks so much David, those three versions were a good sample of the endless diversity of In C
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:58pm weinstein:

Pleasure, Fred.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 4:58pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, David!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:58pm listener james from westwood:

Excellent choices, David and Ruth; many thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 4:59pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 4:59pm rbx:

I only caught the end, but the Bang On A Can version of In C was new to me and is fantastic, thanks!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 4:59pm weinstein:

Thanks all, learned a lot!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 4:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Beginning soon...wfmu.org...
Avatar    Thu. 8/24/17 6:18am KP:

Thanks for this David. In a public posting i inadvertently attributed to Kurt, who had announced it. I'm glad he did! Also, when i turned this on my stereo, i already had it playing on my iphone. Since the latter was a touch ahead, there was a surround sound effect that seemed made for the recordings. I recommend it. Anyway, thanks again.
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