Terry Riley

1935 - Today

Terry Riley

Terrence Mitchell Riley (born June 24, 1935) is an American composer and performing musician best known as a pioneer of the minimalist school of composition. Influenced by jazz and Indian classical music, his music became notable for its innovative use of repetition, tape music techniques, and delay systems. He is best known for his 1964 composition In C and 1969 album A Rainbow in Curved Air, both considered landmarks of minimalism and important influences on experimental, rock, and electronic music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Terry Riley has received more than 552,246 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 527th most popular composer.

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  • 550k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.99

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, Terry Riley ranks 527 out of 1,008Before him are William Boyce, Pietro Nardini, Christoph Graupner, Yo-Yo Ma, Kurt Atterberg, and Jacob van Eyck. After him are Antoine Brumel, Giuseppe Sarti, Henri Duparc, Gabriel Pierné, Pēteris Vasks, and Jean-Joseph de Mondonville.

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Among people born in 1935, Terry Riley ranks 110Before him are Sergei Yursky, Samak Sundaravej, Charles Koch, Donald P. Bellisario, Lyudmila Gurchenko, and Khalil al-Wazir. After him are Giovanni Lajolo, Lyudmila Chernykh, Helmut Lachenmann, Bruno Sammartino, Inger Christensen, and Franco Citti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Terry Riley ranks 2,306 out of 12,171Before him are John Edward Williams (1922), Piper Laurie (1932), James Baker (1930), Martin Chalfie (1947), Miley Cyrus (1992), and Barbara Hershey (1948). After him are Delbert Mann (1920), Archie Hahn (1880), Wilder Penfield (1891), Chris Sarandon (1942), Alexander Haig (1924), and Michael Jeter (1952).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Terry Riley ranks 27Before him are Danny Elfman (1953), Alfred Newman (1900), James Newton Howard (1951), Bill Conti (1942), Paul Bowles (1910), and Morton Feldman (1926). After him are Sun Ra (1914), Stephen Foster (1826), George Antheil (1900), John Adams (1947), Alex North (1910), and Michael Kamen (1948).