Adrian Utley Guitar Orchestra present Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

Sun 24th November 2013
Library of Birmingham
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Adrian Utley is devoted to breaking new ground and exploring the potential of the guitar. As a member of the experimental electronic band, Portishead, Utley is jazz trained, with a passion for the minimalist approach to playing. To celebrate his love of experimental techniques, Utley’s task for the Discovery Season is to spearhead a guitar orchestra that will be re-interpret Terry Riley’s ‘In C’, which although written in 1964, is one of the most influential music pieces of the 20th century.

Adrian Utley’s Guitar Orchestra – In C Preview from Mintonfilm on Vimeo.

The audience will witness fifty three different ways of the playing the C note which will form an unforgettable performance, supported by organ music and percussionists. To commemoratethis unique concert, Invada Records will release a recorded live version in the Autumn of 2013.


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