The Multi-Story Orchestra
Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Terry Riley In C
They’ve been celebrated as one of the most exciting young orchestras to emerge in recent years – and in September, The Multi-Story Orchestra come to Birmingham to present Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece, In C in collaboration with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s musicians.
“Forget fusty concert halls” – the performance will begin with musicians spread around the Conservatoire’s foyer, the audience able to walk amongst different groups of musicians who have devised interactive and participatory games exploring different aspects of the piece – be it a theme, rhythm or specific passage.
No performance of In C is the same as it entirely depends on the musicians and how they want it to be performed – Terry Riley merely suggests, indicating what he wants to be played, but never stating how many times or by how many people. There is no conductor, and every musician has the freedom to shape the final performance in what promises to be a truly unique and immersive musical experience.
"Joyous and expert music-making" - The Times