Year of composition: 1987
Historical period: Minimalism
- The melody is made up of continuously repeated one bar patterns to form an ostinato. This pattern is introduced by the lead guitar and the top four guitar parts.
- In some parts the melody is built up through note addition.
- This piece has a contrapuntal texture. When all parts are independent and one starts after another, usually playing the same melody.
The piece builds up in three layers:
1. A syncopated quaver motif is introduced by the live guitar and top four guitars, one at a time.
2. A new syncopated motif…