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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Four-disc box set, plus 20-page booklet with notes by Sarah Cahill.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Eighty Trips Around the Sun: Music by and for Terry Riley via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Riley wrote Be Kind to One Another (Rag) for my project A Sweeter Music, and I recorded that original version on an Other Minds CD. This is the first recording of the substantially revised version from 2014. Riley writes: “As with many of my piano works, Be Kind to One Another (Rag) began as an idea I was noodling around with in late-night improvisations. Its gentle and somewhat naïve atmosphere attracted me from the beginning and it soon became a hit with my then very young twin grandchildren, who always wanted me to play it for them when they got into bed at night. It is basically laid out in four related sections and in its improvised version it can take many forms with each section being repeated as many times as desired before moving on to the next. When Sarah Cahill told me about her project A Sweeter Music, I felt this material best suited the bill. I wrote out this concert version, giving the piece a more overall arching structure with related interludes and developments added that were not in the original improvisations. The title is taken from something Alice Walker said immediately after 9/11 happened: ‘We must learn to be kind to one another now.’ My new composition is a statement for peace, and as such it does not aim for dramatic content, but strives instead to enforce a feeling of balanced equilibrium and compassion.”

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