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AFRICA EXPRESS PRESENTS.... TERRY RILEY'S IN C MALI
Snappy version with the textures of Malian musicians on kora and balafon pushes the composer's score to its limit
You can't move in London these days for performances of Terry Riley's minimalist manifesto In C - two in one night at the Barbican recently.
This relatively snappy forty-minute version, with the gorgeous textures of Malian musicians on kora and balafon, plus Damon Albarn and Brian Eno, pushes Riley's score/instruction set to its limit - including a spoken interlude around the twenty-minute mark.