tones, drones, and arpeggios

Terry Riley and Charles Hazlewood

Terry Riley and Charles Hazlewood

an opportunity for Hazlewood to reach out beyond the intimate community of professional musicians who occupied the rest of the programme, and give us a sense of how minimalism has changed the wider music scene, beyond the pontifications of Jarvis Cocker
— The Arts Desk

In this two-part BBC Four documentary Charles Hazlewood went in search of minimalism by exploring the work of four great composers - Terry Riley, Steve Reich, La Monte Young and Terry Riley - who rebooted classical music in the 20th century. First aired in May 2018.

Charles Hazlewood’s terrific music documentaries are among the many reasons to be grateful for BBC4
— The Guardian

Tones, Drones and Arpeggios. Episode 1