Ruysdael Quartet | Terry Riley's Salome Dances for Peace

Concert in de Lutherse Kerk

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Concert in de Lutherse Kerk

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A retake of minimal godfather Terry Riley
This classic by one of the godfathers of minimal music, Terry Riley, is in a class of its own. Riley sought inspiration in music from every era and culture for this hypnotising string quartet piece from 1986/1987. Jazz, blues and Indian classical music have all left their traces, while the folk sounds of North African Berber music, powerful South American shamanistic melodies and Native American ceremonial music all add to the mix. This is Terry Riley’s version of the biblical tale of Salome, which he wrote for the legendary Kronos Quartet. During Noorderzon, the young Ruysdael Quartet from Amsterdam is guaranteed to play the best possible retake of this work in the beautiful Lutherse Kerk.

Credits

Joris van Rijn, violin
Emi Ohi Resnick, violin
Gijs Kramers, altviolin
Jeroen den Herder, cello
Tim McLoraine, VJ

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