Steve Reich, Electric Counterpoint Analysis

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Steve Reich, Electric Counterpoint

Dynamics

·         The dynamics of the ensemble playing the first riff are mf throughout.

·         Other ensemble parts have some diminuendos

·         Lots of changes in dynamics for solo part.

·         It finishes fortissimo ff.

 

Rhythm

·         Mostly in 3/2,  some parts play 12/8 at some points

·         Changes in time signature happen more frequently towards the end of the piece – makes it feel like the piece switches between 3 and 4 beats.

·         Lots of cross rhythms are used.

Tempo

·         It is 192 crotchets per minute (fast)

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