Riley: The Harp of New Albion
Download links and information about Riley: The Harp of New Albion by Terry Riley. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Ambient, Electronica genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:50:03 minutes.
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|1.||The Harp of New Albion: I. the New Abion Chorale / the Discovery||21:33|
|2.||The Harp of New Albion: II. the Orchestra of Tao||15:30|
|3.||The Harp of New Albion: III. Riding the Westerleys||16:40|
|4.||The Harp of New Albion: IV. Cadence On the Wind||5:05|
|5.||The Harp of New Albion: V. Premonition Rag||6:36|
|6.||The Harp of New Albion: VI. Return of the Ancestors||10:04|
|7.||The Harp of New Albion: VII. Ascending Whale Dreams||8:34|
|8.||The Harp of New Albion: VIII. the Magic Knot Waltz||9:26|
|9.||The Harp of New Albion: IX. Circle of Wolves||9:45|
|10.||The Harp of New Albion: X. Land's End||6:50|
The Harp of New Albion is hypnotic piano recording conceived and performed by minimalist composer Terry Riley. The inspiration for this is the myth of the legendary harp, left behind in 1579 on the shores of Nova Albion, later known as the San Francisco Bay. As the fable goes, a Native American medicine man found the instrument and placed it on a cliff, where winds played it. Riley adapted ten movements for The Harp of New Albion to a specially tuned piano on which he improvises each movement. Harmonics drift and float around repetitious phrases, creating an almost orchestral sound which is very similar to the effects created by La Monte Young on his Well Tuned Piano. The Bösendorfer grand piano resonates through the Academy of Music in Munich, Germany, where this majestic performance was captured. Released as a double-CD set, this recording makes for a startling introduction to the work of one of America's most renowned and influential minimalist composers.