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E. Satie - 100% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical
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John Cage - 100% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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5 September 1912, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 12 August 1992, New York City, New York, USA. Renowned as an avant garde classical composer and experimental musician, Cage was also a poet, teacher, writer, commercial artist and lecturer. After studying with Arnold Schoenberg and Adolph Weiss in the 30s, he moved on to his own compositions, heavily influenced by the work o Read more

H. Gorecki - 61% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical
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John Cale - 60% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1942, Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Cale was a student of viola and keyboards at London’s Goldsmith’s college when introduced to electronic music. In 1963 he won a Leonard Bernstein scholarship to study modern composition at the Eastman Conservatory in Massachusetts, but later moved to New York where he joined the Dream Syndicate, an avant garde ensemble Read more

G. Ligeti - 58% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical
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Philip Glass - 57% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Karlheinz Stockhausen - 49% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical Electronic & Ambient
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Kronos Quartet - 48% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Harrington (first violin), John Sherba (second violin), Joan Jeanrenaud (cello) and Hank Dutt (viola) formed the San Francisco, California, USA-based Kronos Quartet in 1973. Although classically trained, all of the members had catholic musical upbringings and felt that the gap between classical and popular music was becoming increasingly irrelevant. Led by the charismatic Read more

C. Ives - 47% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical
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Ravi Shankar - 42% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical Instrumental Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 April 1920, Benares, India. The foremost exponent of Indian music, Shankar was largely responsible for introducing the sitar to western audiences. He began his career as a member of elder brother Uday’s music company, and was first recorded in 1936 playing esraj. In 1938 he gave up an interest in dance to study classical music under Guru Ustad Allauddin Khan of Mahair Read more

Moondog - 39% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Children's Music Eclectic Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Louis Thomas Hardin, 26 May 1916, Marysville, Kansas, USA, d. 8 September 1999, Münster, Germany. This idiosyncratic composer lost his sight at the age of 16 following an accident with a dynamite cap. He was introduced to classical music at the Iowa School for the Blind, studying violin, viola and piano. Hardin moved to New York in 1943, attending rehearsals of the New Read more

Jon Hassell - 37% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1937, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Hassell acquired several university degrees including a PhD in musicology, before travelling to Cologne, Germany in 1965 to study with Karlheinz Stockhausen. While in Cologne he met and played with Irmin Schmidt and Holgar Czukay, who later went on to form Can. The trumpeter and keyboard player returned to the USA in 1967 and began to play with Read more

Oren Ambarchi - 32% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Eclectic Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1969, Sydney, Australia. Ambarchi is an electronic guitarist and percussionist who creates music that rejects conventional instrumental approaches. It is perhaps telling that Ambarchi is the co-organiser of an Australian experimental music festival, What Is Music? He also teaches improvisation at the University of Western Sydney. Ambarchi initially played drums in a group na Read more

Robert Fripp - 30% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 May 1946, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. Guitarist, composer and producer, Fripp began his diverse career in the small, but flourishing, circuit centred on Bournemouth, Dorset. He subsequently joined the League Of Gentlemen, a London-based outfit renowned for backing visiting American singers, and later founded Giles, Giles And Fripp with brothers Pete and Mike Giles. Read more

Harry Partch - 28% match to Terry Riley

Genres: Classical Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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24 June 1901, Oakland, California, USA, d. 3 September 1974, San Diego, California, USA. This composer’s work was called ‘the most original and powerful contribution to dramatic music on this continent’. He began composing when he was 14, and 15 years later burnt all that he had written, rejecting the conventional, ‘restricting’, 12-note scale, for h Read more


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