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  • Steve Reich
    • born in 1936
    • compositions influenced by non-Western traditions
    • Electric Conterpoint composed in  1987
    • commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the jazz guitarist Pat Metheny
    • Counterpoint refers to a texture where two or more melodic lines are combined
    • scored for solo guitar, 12 guitars and 2 bass guitars
    • soloist plays live against a pre-recorded backgroud
      • it is in three movements, fast-slow-fast
        • movement 3 has a time signature of 3/2


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