Music AOS2 Electric Counterpoint

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  • AOS2 Electric Counterpoint
    • Structure
      • A(1,2,3,4) B(1,2,3,4) Coda. Binary.
    • Context
      • Steve Reich 1987, Minimalism
    • Instruments
      • 10 guitars: 1 live, 7 acoustic, 2 bass
    • Melody
      • Ostinati cells, note addition, resultant melody (20-35) canon.
    • Tonality & Harmony
      • Aeolian mode: E, C. Diatonic. (C, Bm, E5) (C,D, Em) overlaps
    • Texture
      • Monophonic > polyphonic. contrapuntal canon, basses drop out.
    • Rhythm
      • Counterpoint, cross-rhythms displacement, strummed = longer notes.
    • Tempo & Metre
      • 3/2 and 12/8, sometimes both at once
    • Dynamics
      • gradual, mainly mf. crescendo to f at end
    • Technology
      • Multi-tracking, monitor, mixed-track tape

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