Persian Surgery Dervishes: great minimal music-oldie by Terry Riley

My copy of Terry Riley’s “Persian Surgery Dervishes”

On the brink of Thursday 14 May (dutch time 00:00-01:00 AM) to Friday 15 May my edition of OpgeHoesddutch radiostation Concertzender‘s great weekly LP record programme- features a great minimal music ‘cult-classic’ by Terry Riley from 1972: Persian Surgery Dervishes. Fantastic mesmerising music, especially the A-side of the album. More info and a possibillity to listen ‘on demand’ after broadcast you’ll find here (after broadcast a speaker icon there will enable ‘on demand’-listening). Since the music’s hypnotic mood and cyclic repetitive structure clearly refers to the process of breathing and the way of reciting names of God (and the divine) in islamic zikr-ceremonies, I’ve added a recording of a zikr-ceremony of a Naqshbandi Sufi Order from Turkmenistan. Give it a listen and maybe this music will get you tuned into a different mindset, one that will make you wonder and exclaim ‘Thank God it’s friday!’ 🙂