20th century

Bad Radio 5: Terry Riley, Part II

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The fifth installment looks at Terry Riley. From 1962-1964 Riley toured Europe, participating in “happenings,” street theater and jazz concerts. While in Europe, he gave his first "All Night Flight" concerts. These were marathon, night-long […]

Bad Radio 4: Terry Riley, Part I

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The fourth installment looks at Terry Riley's early music. Terry Riley was born in Colfax on June 24, 1935. He studied composition at San Francisco State University from 1955-1957, then at the San Francisco Conservatoire […]

Bad Radio 3: LaMonte Young, Part III

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The third installment looks at La Monte Young. In 1964 Young composed his masterpiece, The Well-Tuned Piano. The Guardian called it "one of the greatest achievements of 20th century music." Performances can last six or […]

Bad Radio 2: LaMonte Young, Part II

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences.  The second installment looks at La Monte Young. "La Monte Young is one of the most influential underground composers of the 20th century." – Kyle Gann La Monte Young studied music theroy, composition, and ethno-musicology […]

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