Electric Counterpoint

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  • Created on: 16-04-16 17:19

Electric Counterpoint - Steve Reich


  • Electric Counterpoint has 3 movements - it is the 3rd movement that we are studying


  • Tonally ambiguous
  • Begins in G major/E minor
  • Changes to Eb major/C minor
  • No modulation - sudden key change
  • Diatonic harmony - not dissonant (no accidentals)
  • Alternation between keys


  • Additive melody when bass guitars enter
  • Begins with a short melodic cell
  • When the canon is being built up it uses a resultant



Hey everyone, hope you find this useful. I have similar notes to this for some of the other set works which you can also check out. Good luck!:)

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