STEVE REICH - Electric Counterpoint


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  • STEVE REICH - Electric Counterpoint
    • Minimalism Techniques
      • additive and subtractive melody
      • phase shifting
      • metamorphosis
      • layering
      • ostinato
      • rhythmic displacement
      • augmentation
    • Instrumentation
      • 2 bass guitars
      • 7 electric guitars
      • 1 live guitar
    • Time Signature
      • 3/2 to 12/8 to 3/2
    • Tonality
      • tonal ambiguity
      • bass guitars E minor on intro but actually in Aeolian mode
    • Harmony
      • changes to C minor in "B" section
      • finishes on E5
    • Dynamics
      • 4 ensemble parts = mf
      • other parts = diminuendo
      • finishes with crescendo / riff
    • Melody
      • additive melody
        • 2/3 notes are added until whole riff is heard
    • Rhythm
      • rhythmic layered ostinati
        • phase shifted and displaced
    • Form and Structure
      • 2 main sections, A+B
      • A+B divided forming 4 smaller sections
      • Coda
    • Texture
      • multi-layered texture
      • short patterns/riffs /motifs/ostinati all repeated
      • 4 ensemble parts play same riff all through
      • texture is constant when all parts are introduced
      • panning
        • texture shifts
      • interviewing rhythms
        • texture shifts

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