Music AoS2: Electric Counterpoint

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  • Created by: neleanor
  • Created on: 28-05-14 13:00

Background:

  • 3rd movement
  • Composed 1987
  • For 7 guitars, 2 bass guitars, solo live guitar
  • Solo only performer, others pre-recorded
  • Minimalist

Minimalism:

  • Created 1960s
  • Create tonal music, gradual change of 'cells'
  • Cell=short pattern of notes repeated (riff/ostinato)
  • Can be extended/shortened from note addition/subtraction
  • Hypnotic mood

Minimalist Features:

  • Note addition
  • Repetition
  • Layered texture
  • Fading
  • Static harmony

Structure:

  • 2 sections with CODA ABCODA
  • Mains sections divided into 4 sections

Melody:

  • Solo guitar note additions in…

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