Whoever has met Terry knows that his is the kind of radiance that turns air into breathable particles of love.  In one minute of Cosmic Love, 80 beats of a single G unfold both as a cube and a sphere.  What starts as one pitch played by four instruments, leaps and expands over and beyond the range of string quartet into a grid of its own charged variants and continues into eternity!  Happy Birthday Terry, Cosmic Love!

COSMIC LOVE

written for Kronos Quartet in celebration of Terry Riley’s 80th birthday