The Terry Riley 70th birthday celebration continues with a Kronos Quartet concert at Music in the Mountain's Summer Fest in Grass Valley, CA (near Riley's Nevada County home). The concert includes four Riley works and among others, Flugufrelsarinn (The Fly Freer) by Sigor Ros.
Riley on Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector's origins:
In 1980, when asked by David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet to compose some music for their, at that time very young group, I chose this work as a starting point. It had been over ten years since I had written any music on paper as I had occupied myself at that time with keyboard improvisation and the study of North Indian Raga but I felt the atmosphere of this work would be very appropriated for strings.