Steve Reich, Electric Counterpoint
· 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.
· 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.
· It is 192 crotchets per minute (fast)