Terry Jennings

American composer, clarinettist and saxophonist Terry Jennings (1940–1981) was an independent representative of minimal music. While the music produced by most minimalists is based on rapid pulsation, Jennings created works in the 1960s that, although also based on the principle of repetition involve a different, peaceful sound environment that is static and meditative. Jennings was influenced by La Monte Young, with whom he struck up a close friendship in 1953. In turn, Jennings’ work influenced composers such as Howard Skempton.