Terry Riley is an American composer most directly associated with minimalist music.
Born in Colfax, California, Riley studied at Shasta College, San Francisco State University, and the San Francisco Conservatory before earning an MA in composition at the University of California, Berkeley, studyi
The music of Estonian-born German composer Arvo Part is often labeled with the rather meaningless term Minimalist. His work can be situated within the lineage of Erik Satie, John Cage, and Henryk Gorecki on the one hand, and Philip Glass, Brian Eno, and Laurie Anderson on the other. Part's is a music
His name is an inevitable entry in the roll call of American Minimalist composers. Steve Reich, along with Philip Glass, Terry Riley, LaMonte Young, and others defined a new wave of art music in the latter half of the twentieth century, one that deliberately rejected the knotty complexities of its Eu