Sonic innovators and post industrial trio The Young Gods are one of Switzerlands most iconic bands. Experience their recent interpretation of Terry Rileys "In C“ (1964) live at Zentralwäscherei.
“ In C is like a game of life: everyone has to listen carefully to each other to make things work. One could say that this is true of all music, but In C is more than just playing together at the same time: this piece invites you into another dimension where past and future events are so intertwined that you are constantly in the field of all possibilities ”. Franz Treichler
In C, the famous piece by american composer Terry Riley was written in 1964. It is often cited as the first minimalist composition. In C consists of 53 short, numbered musical phrases, lasting from half a beat to 32 beats; each phrase may be repeated an arbitrary number of times. In this way, although the melodic content of each part is predetermined, In C has elements of aleatoric music to it. The performance normally average between 45 minutes and an hour and a half.
All about Terry Rileys "In C":
Support: Noémi Büchi
The Young Gods:
Cesare Pizzi : electronics
Franz Treichler : electronics, guitar and voice
Bernard Trontin : drums and percussions