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Meditations on a Theme

by Ben Riley

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When I began composing this piece, I had the idea of starting with a theme and varying it through the use of musical and technological techniques. However, it soon became clear to me that traditional methods of variation would not fit the musical direction of the piece. Because of the theme’s meditative quality, I chose to use texture rather than technique as a means of variation. Throughout the piece, sonic layers are added and taken away, creating a meditative and introspective musical narrative.

Music and Program Note by Ben Riley

Photo Credit: Cayla Ann Photography


released January 2, 2020


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Ben Riley Nyack, New York

Ben Riley is a classical and acoustic guitarist, singer/songwriter, and music educator. He has a Bachelor’s of Music from Nyack College and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music’s Master Guitar Certificate Program. Ben performs his unique blend of folk-rock and classical guitar music throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Music at Hunter College. ... more

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