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Brooklyn Raga Massive to Visit Hudson

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Brooklyn Raga Massive
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Terry Riley’s “In C” is one of contemporary music’s landmark compositions. Written in 1964, the hypnotic, pulsing, highly malleable work essentially launched the minimalist movement and has been recorded and performed by many times by ensembles with all manner of instrumentation. And one of the most intriguing is Brooklyn Raga Massive, which will perform Riley’s masterwork at Hudson Hall on September 1.

Rooted in Indian classical music but inspired by Western classical, jazz, and rock, Brooklyn Raga Massive pairs sitar, tabla, sarod, bansuri flute, and other traditional Indian music makers with guitar, banjo, violin, cello, and various Western instruments to create a sound that’s at once otherworldly and truly worldly.

As evidence, I submit this clip of the group performing a bit of “In C” here:



Brooklyn Raga Massive will perform “In C” at Hudson Hall in Hudson, New York, on September 1 at 7pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, call (518) 828-1438 or visit http://hudsonhall.org/.

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