Cellist Zoë Keating’s strings-based “remix” of Terry Riley’s classic In C is fantastic. The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble invited a number of artists to remix their performance of this minimalist piece. They released the results on an album called In C Remixed.

In the case of this track, I don’t know how much is from the source and how much is her own playing, but the combination is hypnotic, dynamic and exciting.

The title comes from “Zoë In C”, or “Z in C”. “Zinc”. Neat. And beautiful.

Source: RadioLab, 14 Dec 2009

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