In C is a musical piece composed by Terry Riley in 1964 for an indefinite number of performers (he suggests “a group of about 35 is desired if possible but smaller or larger groups will work”). It is composed of a series of short melodic fragments. In C is often cited as the first American minimalist composition.
Marking the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley’s pioneering masterpiece ‘In C’, Africa Express will release the first African version of the minimalist classic, ‘Africa Express presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali’. This new version was recorded at the Maison des Jeunes youth club in Bamako, Mali in 2013