Reich- Electric Counterpoint - Movement III

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  • Electric Counterpoint - Movement III
    • Tempo
      • 192 crotchets per minute
        • Very very fast
    • Rhythm
      • Little rhythmic variety
      • Metrical displacement
      • Syncomation
    • Dynamics
      • Overall dynamics are constant
      • Parts gradually fade in and out
    • Context
      • Minimalism developed in the late 1960s
      • 3 movement piece comprised of a Fast,Slow,Fast form
    • Metre
      • 3/2 however towards the end some parts move into 12/8
        • Polymetric
    • Structure
      • 1. A syncopated quaver motif
      • 2. New motif introduced by the bass guitars
      • 3. A more sustained motif built around three chords
    • Melody
      • Repeated one bar motif
        • Ostinato
      • Resultant melody
      • Additive melody
      • Canonical
    • Instrumentation
      • 1 live guitar
      • 2 pre-recorded bass guitars
      • 7 accompanying guitars
    • Texture
      • Contrapuntal
      • Built up on layers
        • Begins monophonic then becomes polyphonic
    • Harmony and Tonality
      • Entirely diatonic
      • Hexatonic scale
      • G major with some short Eb major sections
      • No final cadence

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