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CHARLES HAZLEWOOD

The international conductor and musical revolutionary tells Gary Walker why Terry Riley’s A Rainbow In Curved Air was the catalyst for his career in music

ARainbow In Curved Air is the fundamental backbone of my whole cultural life. I went to primary school in Gloucestershire and had this extraordinary, cool old hippie music teacher called Mr Edmonds. His idea of a good music lesson was to take the whole class into the hall, sit us down and play either The Dark Side Of The Moon or A Rainbow In Curved Air at ear-bleeding volume. When the record finished, he’d say, ‘That’s it, see you next week’. I spent the best part of a year listening to it and it changed everything, I learnt so much. I didn’t know about overdubbing or minimalism, all I knew is that Terry Riley had done everything on it.

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