Minimalism

Summary on minimalist music (key features)

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Minimalism
Constantly repeats patterns that are subject to melodic and rhythmic
change
Simple and tonal
Originated on west coast of America in 1960s
La Monte Young, Terry Riley (in C), Steve Reich (it's gonna rain),
Phillip Glass (glassworks), [John Adams (Shaker Loops)]
Arpeggios, verticalisation
Phase shifting
Addition, subtraction
Melodic transformation
Rhythmic transformation
Gradual changes in texture
Long crescendos and diminuendos

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