Eighty Trips Around the Sun

October 27, 2017, 10:00 pm

Intrepid pianist Sarah Cahill has just released a monumental recording of solo and four-hands piano works of seminal composer Terry Riley, one of the most important musical figures of the twentieth century and an accomplished pianist himself. Riley’s piano music is a fascinating blend of jazz, east Indian rhythms, drone figures and complex chord structures. Seth speaks with Sarah about the project including the eight world premiere recordings of commissioned works in honor of Riley’s 80th birthday.

Music

In C Too (minute or so), by Elena Ruhr
Sarah Cahill, piano

Cinco de Mayo, by Terry Riley
Regina Myers, piano; Sarah Cahill, piano

Waltz for Christmas, by Terry Riley
Regina Myers, piano; Sarah Cahill, piano

Two Pieces No. 2, by Terry Riley
Sarah Cahill, piano

Poppy Infinite, by Gyan Riley
Sarah Cahill, piano

Circle Songs 3, Danny Clay
Sarah Cahill, piano

A Trilling Piece for Terry, by Pauline Oliveros
Sarah Cahill, piano; Samuel Adams, piano & live electronics