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Steve Reich New York Counterpoint

Minimalism developed in 1960s experimented socially, same with music
Minimalism ­ made up of constantly repeating patterns ­ loops
Patterns are normally short and simple
Cross rhythms ­can sound quite complicated when put together
Harmonies and rhythms take a while to change ­ change into…

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Bar 9 ­ onwards ­ anything to six to full eleven parts play
All of the instruments play two bar units ­ musical ideas ­ repeated in a
canon style
Bar 3 ­ imitation ­ initial two part counterpoint at a distance of one quaver
Bar 13 ­ the music…


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