Doors open: 20:00
Tour name: In C
Acknowledged by many as the father of minimalism and hypnotic repetition, Terry Riley gets a fitting celebration with two of today’s most innovative electronic artists re-interpreting his most influential piece from 1964 – In C.
Matthew Herbert collaborates with the young European music collective stargaze to create his version of In C, sampling their live acoustic patterns, digitally processing them before blending the results back in with the instruments.
Pantha Du Prince revisits his highly successful collaboration with the percussion ensemble The Bell Laboratory to weave chimes, bells and his trademark electronic pulses into Riley's composition.
To make it even a more special event, the performance will be immersed in stunning psychedelic visuals created live by the legendary Joshua Light Show.
Making their UK debut with founder Joshua White, the masters of hallucinogenic lighting were resident artists at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East during the late 1960s and performed at Woodstock, Newport Jazz Festival and other historic events of that era. They produced the live and colourful projections behind great bands including The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and The Who.
Free performances will kick off the weekend of transcendental music in the afternoon. Watch this space for updates on the FreeStage programme.
'It felt like a sudden explosion of dancing wasn't far off, but what happened instead was a standing ovation' Resident Advisor on Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory at Queen Elizabeth Hall (February 2013)