Highway One: In C

April 5 and April 12, 2014 Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Music by Terry Riley
Directed by Yuval Sharon
Produced by The Industry and the Hammer Museum

In April of 2014, The Industry presented an exuberant visualization of Terry Riley’s seminal minimalist composition, In C, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival and the Hammer Museum.

Artistic Director Yuval Sharon’s staging transformed the museum’s courtyard into a wildly kinetic environment, populated by iconic, inflatable air-dancers that are very familiar to most Angelenos. The work was brought to ecstatic life by a rotating ensemble of musicians, singers, and dancers, in two epic, four-hour performances. Over 3000 visitors experienced The Industry’s performances of In C, including guest of honor, composer Terry Riley.

About Highway One

The Industry's series Highway One brings to life rarely performed milestones of California's counter-cultural musical history in inventive presentations.  


Creative Team

  • Music by Terry Riley
  • Directed by Yuval Sharon
  • Conducted by Marc Lowenstein
  • Choreographed by Danielle Agami
  • Featuring INSPIRAVI Chamber Choir, Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, various solo singers and musicians


The experience was very Angeleno.  Dancers and singers performing a minimalist classic next to and within and outside of airdancers is absurd. Bringing items seen from cars into the space of people is wild.

… It’s a minimalist’s dream and, if you stopped for long enough to let the piece wash over you, it was moving.

Los Angeles I'm Yours

Musicians played in the Hammer courtyard.  Giant air dancers, tubes shaped like Keith Haring figures set in motion by fans, bopped to the delight of children who frolicked around them as if on a playground. Members of Danielle Agami’s Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY moved through the crowd as well, all afternoon.  The audience was given permission to wander, dine, come and go, do pretty much anything it wanted.

, Los Angeles Times

As the crowd gathered in the atrium of the Hammer Museum in Westwood, and the first pulse note of IN C sounded on the marimba, three air-filled white figures, plus three geometric forms in bold primary colors, rose and began to perform a dance of joy reminiscent of the paintings of Matisse.

San Francisco Classical Voice

It was joyous. It was hypnotic.  It was altogether IN C.

, SF Classical Voice