11/8 at Le Poisson Rouge, Grand Valley State Univ. Ensemble is performing Terry Riley's seminal "In C"; their CD of the recording is also coming out, with a 2nd CD that's a remix of "In C"
Why am I so keen on this undergrad group of contemporary music-playing fiends? Only because their recording of Steve Reich's sparsely lush and lugubrious "Music for 18 Musicians" was one of my favorite CDs a couple years ago (or was it last year? Early Alzheimers...)