American composer Terry Riley (1935-) studied composition at San Francisco State College with Robert Erikson and attended graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley. There he met and connected with fellow composition student La Monte Young, whom some argue is the true "Father of Minimalism." His In C was a landmark of Minimalist composition.

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Lovely Music: Terry Riley
Picture, biography, and discography.
NewMusicBox: Terry Riley
Terry Riley in conversation with Frank J. Oteri.
Other Minds: Terry Riley
Picture. biography, and sound files.
Perfect Sound Forever : Terry Riley interview
March 1997 interview by Theresa Stern.
Terry Riley
Wikipedia article with life, musical style and techniques, notable works, internal links to related people and topics, external links, and references.
Terry Riley
Filmography showing credits for composition, acting, and musicianship from the Internet Movie Database. Also notes his connection with the rock bank The Who through the song "Baba O'Riley."
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