Electric Counterpoint

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  • Electric Counterpoint
    • Minimalism
      • contains subtle changes
      • 1960-1970 = start
      • no real tune-rhythm more important
        • West African music
      • note addition-one note is added on each repetition of the pattern
      • metamorphisis
        • small changes to one note
      • layering
        • playing loops of different lengths at the same time
        • Gamelan (Indonesia)
      • polyrhythms
        • West African music
      • slow change in harmonies
        • Indian-drone
        • Gamelan
      • looping
        • non western music-tala
    • Steve Reich
      • American
      • DOB-1936
      • influences
        • jazz
        • African drumming
      • Clapping music-1972
    • Texture
      • Gradually builds as instruments are added
      • polyphonic
      • monophonic
        • start
        • single guitar
      • looping + multi tracking create the texture
    • 1987
    • Instruments
      • 7 electric guitars
      • 2 bass guitars
      • 1 live acoustic guitar
    • structure
      • 1) syncopated quaver motif from live guitar
      • 2) second quaver motif by basses
      • sustained motif - live guitar
    • 3/2
    • constant dynamics

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