Terry Riley

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 1: La Monte Young, Part I

Bad Radio is a secret archive of shows devoted to a society of 20th century avant-garde musicians and their influences. The first installment looks at La Monte Young. New York Magazine’s Vulture website describes La Monte Young as “the most influential living composer.” He was born in Bern, Idaho on October 14, 1935. He learned […]

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