Terry Riley’s “The Palmian Chord Ryddle” - Tracy Silverman

Terry Riley’s “The Palmian Chord Ryddle”

The Nashville Symphony and I performed the NY premier of a major new electric violin concerto, “The Palmian Chord Ryddle”, by legendary composer Terry Riley in Carnegie Hall on Saturday, May 12, 2012 on the closing concert of the 2012 Spring for Music Festival. Known as “the father of Minimalism”, Riley is one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. He changed the course of music history with his seminal 1964 work, “In C” which set the stage for composers such as John Adams, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich and even Pete Townsend of the rock band The Who, who paid homage to Riley with the synthesizer intro to the hit song, “Baba O’Riley”, (better known as “Teenage Wasteland.”)

Listen to the NPR broadcast of “The Palmian Chord Ryddle” live from Carnegie Hall
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