​Khyam Allami – ​Terry Riley’s In C (Maqam Rast Remodel)

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2018

As part of his ongoing research into the potential to translate the fundamentals of Arabic music into contemporary compositional practices and vice-versa, Allami presents an unconventional solo electronic rendition of Terry Riley’s seminal minimalist composition, microtonally retuned and remodelled in the Arabic Maqam Rast, using a custom-coded micro tuning software patch Allami has been developing with London-based programmer Charles Matthews using Max for Live.