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Brooklyn Raga Massive: Terry Riley In C

Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is a collective of forward thinking musicians rooted in Indian classical music. This video, featuring a 7.5 minute excerpt of music from their recent album release Terry Riley In C on Northern Spy Records, showcases the various members of the collective in their element. From morning rituals, riding the subway and eating dhosas, to meeting in the park, playing music and backyard bonfires, we see BRM in a heartwarming slice of daily life. Indian classical music itself is a soloistic form involving 3 or 4 musicians at most. In C, Terry Riley's canonic, minimalist masterpiece, is composed for any number of any instrument, so it was an accessible way to bring together the entire collective to play exquisite music: with sitar, tabla, bansuri, vocal, violin, oud, cello, bass, hammered dulcimer, guitar, dragon mouth trumpet, cajon and riq. The video reflects the music and captures the community spirit of BRM. Terry Riley himself wrote after watching the video, "The extraordinary joyful humanity of the group shines through."

  • Ian Cinco
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5d mark iii, Sony a7s ii
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • BRM performs Terry Riley’s “In C” (CD Release Party) at Le Poisson Rouge
    New York City
    United States
    October 6, 2017
    Screened as part of the CD Release Party
Director Biography - Ian Cinco

Ian Cinco is a multimedia artist and filmmaker currently based in Brooklyn NY. Ian works with clients to develop unique visual styles and statements by combining film and video production with his passionate hands-on approach in the arts. His ambition is to bring high quality, emotionally charged stories to life through live action, animation and graphic novels.

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