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Adrian Utley's Guitar Orchestra: Terry Riley's 'In C'

Starts 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Adrian Utley's Guitar Orchestra: Terry Riley's 'In C'

A very special guest appearance for the re-launch of our beautiful upstairs hall

Trinity is pleased to announce to a very special guest performance from:

Adrian Utley's Guitar Orchestra : Terry Riley's 'In C' to celebrate the opening or our new Upstairs hall here at The Trinity Centre.

Plus special guests:

Young Echo feat: jabu / el kid / vessel / rider shafique / killing sound

Adrian's orchestra will feature; Adrian Utley / Stig Manley / Charlie Romijn (Thought Forms) / Deej Dhariwal (Thought Forms) / Jim Barr (Get The Blessing) / Rick Holbrook / Tim Allen / Alex Vann / Alex Lee (Blue Aeroplanes) / Jimmy Goodrich / Paul Zaba / Jeff Spencer / Kit Morgan / Ross Hughes / Tony Orrell

Adrian Utley (Portishead) brings together an orchestra of electric guitar players to interpret Terry Riley's 'In C'. Written in 1964 and perhaps one of the most influential pieces of music from the 20th Century, one that established minimalism as a music genre, In C's simple musical rules - 53 musical phrases in C and no duration - allow for infinite variations.

Utley's impressive Guitar Orchestra is augmented by percussion and organs making for a vintage and mesmeric sound. The effect is an organic musical experience very much created in front of the audience both fragile and thunderingly uplifting.

" I've been exploring the sonic possibilities of massed guitars for a while now in various contexts from pure noise to the sacred choral music of Arvo Part. So it was interesting to see what would happen if we had 20 electric guitars plus organs playing In C.

It is an amazing piece of writing and original thought. A new free idea of organised group playing. The beginnings of what we know as minimalism." Adrian Utley

Invada Records have released a specially recorded live version of 'In C' by Adrian Utley's Guitar Orchestra:

"Adrian Utley... employs 19 electric guitars to build  moments of brooding intensity or hypnotic calm."  The Times
"a uniquely engaging, irresistibly hypnotic experience."  Rock A Rolla
"Utley succeeds in demonstrating the distinctive potential of the guitar to bring out new elements of Riley's endlessly-adaptable composition."  The Skinny
"Utley and co's take on In C may well be the most texturally persuasive version of the piece yet committed to tape."  Art & Music
"... the triplet tremors seemingly passed from one guitar to another about five minutes in are a lovely example of the work's planned serendipity."  The Independent

Young Echo: a group of musicians individually composing electronic music who will bring their rich sounds to fill the full height of the beautiful new space.

As part of our Re-Launch we are very pleased to announce an exhibition from Alberto Seveso


Adrian Utley & Orchestra only: £15 adv
Adrian Utley & Orchestra + After Party: £20 adv

Tickets on sale 9am Thursday 23rd January

Re-launch After Party: Smithy & Mighty will headline our Re-launch After Party with support from old and new Trinity favourites including Young Echo DJ set.

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