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AOS2

Minimalism
Composers: Glass; Developers Riley, Reich
Characteristics:
o Gradual process of change
o Ostinati
o Tonal and diatonic
o Interlocking phrases
o Phase shifting
o Note addition/subtraction
o Often uses arpeggio patterns/ broken chords
How to change:
o Note addition/subtraction
o Notes of pattern change over time
o Phase…

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o Transposition
o Canonically
o Homophonically
o Divided between instruments
o In combination (as in: one would play the tone row, another the inversion)
o In combination but at different times



Experimental
Composers: Cage, Stockhausen
Characteristics:
o Aleatoric music: chance music
o Use of unconventional instruments
o Unconventional use of…

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