Sunday, November 20, 2011
Terry Riley’s In C, In School
Do you know what this young man is doing?
Here's a hint:
If you haven’t guessed, he’s singing and dancing to Terry Riley’s In C.
Poughkeepsie Day School, at its playful and play-filled Fall Festival Reimagined.
Contemporaneous players Dylan Mattingly, David Bloom, Finnegan Shanahan, and Sarah Longstreth.
the founding work of the musical movement called minimalism.”
Here's a montage of the group getting ready to play, including Bloom and Mattingly explaining In C:
I swear this little one is crawling to the beat:
Here’s a brief montage of the performance:
The full performance can be found here and here.
That's Damon Banks, on the music faculty at PDS, with members of Contemporaneous.
Postscript: I feel privileged to have played a wee small part in bringing Contemporaneous and Terry Riley’s In C to Poughkeepsie Day School and to have been there to see everyone involved having such fun.