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National Sawdust Presents Ex-Situ: Terry Riley

Join the Young People’s Chorus of New York City along with Cornelius Duffalo, Jenny Choi, Ljova and Jeffrey Zeigler as they perform Terry Riley’s “Another Secret eQuation.” Originally filmed by Lena Rudnick at the 2014 River to River Festival and curated by National Sawdust prior to their opening, this performance is a great introduction to the work of this iconic minimalist composer.

AIRED: August 18, 2020 | 0:17:51
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[ String instruments mimicking sirens wailing ]

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[ Fingers brushing ]

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♪ We are lost ♪

♪ And cannot find our way ♪

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♪ We are lost ♪

♪ And cannot find our way ♪

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♪ We are lost ♪

♪ And cannot find our way ♪

♪ We are lost and cannot find our way ♪

♪ We are lost and cannot find our way ♪

♪ Cannot find our way ♪

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♪ We are lost ♪

♪ We are lost ♪

♪ And cannot find our way ♪

♪ We are lost ♪

♪ And cannot find our way ♪

♪ Find our way ♪

♪ We are lost and cannot find our way ♪

♪ Can't find our way ♪

♪ We ♪

♪ And cannot find our way ♪

♪ We are lost and cannot find our way ♪

♪ Are ♪

♪ Lost ♪

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♪ Oh, we are lost and cannot find our way ♪

♪ We cannot find our way ♪

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♪ A turn to the left ♪

♪ A turn to the right ♪

♪ Who made it dark? ♪

♪ Who turned out the light? ♪

♪ We are lost and cannot find our way ♪

♪ Our way ♪

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[ String instruments playing, mimicking sirens wailing ]

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♪ They never listen to us ♪

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♪ No, no, never ♪

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♪ They never listen to us ♪

♪ Never listen to us ♪

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♪ No, never ♪

♪ No, ne-e-e-ever ♪

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♪ They never do ♪

♪ They never listen ♪

♪ They never do listen to us ♪

♪ No, they never do ♪

♪ No ♪ ♪ No ♪

♪ No, no, they never listen to us ♪

♪ They never listen ♪

♪ They never listen ♪

♪ They never listen to us ♪

♪ No ♪

♪ Never, no, never, no ♪

♪ They ♪

♪ They never ♪

♪ They never, never, never ♪

♪ They never do ♪

♪ They never ♪ ♪ They never listen ♪

♪ Never, no, never listen to us ♪

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♪ No, never ♪

♪ No, never ♪

♪ No, never ♪ ♪ No, never ♪

♪ They never listen to ♪

♪ We are lost and cannot find our way ♪

♪ Listen to ♪

♪ Us ♪

♪ Listen to ♪

♪ No, never, no, never ♪

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♪ They never listen to us, to us ♪

♪ Listen to us ♪

♪ They never listen to us ♪

♪ No ♪

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♪ Never ♪

[ String instrument mimicking siren wailing ]

♪ Never ♪

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♪ The Universe makes it up ♪

♪ As it rolls along ♪

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♪ Imagining night and day ♪

♪ As it hums a song ♪

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♪ The Universe makes it up ♪

♪ As it rolls along ♪

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♪ Imagining night and day ♪

♪ As it hums a song ♪

♪ Zla dee doo dha ♪

♪ Zla dee doo dha, doo dha day ♪

♪ Zlee doo dha ♪

♪ Doo day zlee doo dha day, doo day zlee doo dha day ♪

♪ Soo day zlee doo dha ♪

♪ Bora bora ♪

♪ Bora ♪

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♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ No, never, no, never ♪

♪ Bora bora bora ♪

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♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ A shaba dooba shaba day ♪

♪ A shaba dooba shaba day ♪

♪ A shaba dooba shaba day ♪

♪ A shaba dooba shaba day ♪

♪ A shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Shaba dooba shaba ♪

♪ Zla dee doo dha, doo dha day ♪

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♪ Shlot dot dilly ot dot dot ot dilly ot dot dilly ot dot dot ♪

♪ Shlot dot dilly ot dot dot ♪

♪ Ot dilly ot dot dilly ot dot dot ♪

♪ Shlot dot dot dot ot dilly, dilly shlot ot dot dot ♪

♪ Shlot dot dot dot dot dilly shlot dot dot ♪

♪ Shlot dot dot dot ot dilly, dilly shlot ot dot dot ♪

♪ Shlot dot dot dot dot dilly shlot dot dot ♪

♪ Shlot dot dot dot ot dilly, dilly ♪

♪ The Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Bora bora bora ♪

♪ Makes it up ♪

♪ Makes, makes it up ♪

♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ Makes it up ♪

♪ The Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ The Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ Shlot dot dilly ot dot dot ot dilly ot dot dilly ot dot dot ♪

♪ Ha! ♪

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♪ Ahh ♪

♪ Waih daih ♪ ♪ Waih daih ♪

♪ Waih daih ♪ ♪ Waih daih ♪

♪ Whai daih, whai dilly dah ♪

♪ Whai daih, whai dilly dah ♪

♪ Whai daih dilly dah ♪

♪ Dilly dah ♪

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♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ The Universe makes it up ♪ ♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ As it rolls along ♪

♪ Imagining night and day ♪ ♪ Imagining night and day ♪

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♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

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♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Imagining night and day ♪

♪ Day and night ♪ ♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Can it be any other way? ♪ ♪ Can it be any other way? ♪

♪ Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh ♪

♪ The Universe makes it up ♪ ♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ Imagining night and day ♪ ♪ Imagining night and day ♪

♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Oh, the Universe ♪ ♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Oh, the Universe ♪ ♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Oh, the Universe ♪ ♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Oh, the Universe ♪ ♪ Oh, the Universe makes it up ♪

♪ Ha! ♪

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♪ Can it be ♪

♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

♪ Can it be ♪

♪ Can it be any other way? ♪

♪ Imagination, imagination ♪

♪ Unraveling ♪

♪ Imagination, imagination ♪

♪ Imagination ♪ ♪ Imagination, imagination ♪

♪ Imagination, imagination ♪

[ All singing at once ]

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♪ Can it be any ♪

♪ Any other way? ♪

♪ Can there be any other way? ♪

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♪ It rolls along as it hums a song ♪

♪ It rolls along as it hums a song ♪

♪ It rolls along as it hums a song ♪

♪ It rolls along as it hums a song ♪

[ All vocalizing ]

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[ Music ends ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ Can it be ♪

♪ Can it be ♪

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