Live At La Salle Wagram, Paris November 19th, 1975
Terry Riley's Descending Moonshine Dervishes is a long-form piece from a concert in Paris (on November 19) 10 days later the legendary performance held at the Metamusik Festival in Berlin. Essential for all fans of 20th Century Minimalism and electronics. Riley's Descending Moonshine Dervishes renders the West Coast minimalist deity in pursuit of a flighty solo spirit via modified Yamaha organ fitted with variable resistors to enable his favoured just intonation tuning - a method allowing him to glyde between complex harmonies and better express his unique sonic weltanschauung. Uniquely channelling jazz, Indian classical music and the sense of spirituality which would have been ripe in the warm air around that time.