Electric Counterpoint

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Minimalist Features
Repetition of simple ideas, Note addition, Layered textures, Diatonic Harmony, Slow harmonic rhythm and Little variety in intsrumentation
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Other Minimalist Composers
Phillip Glass, John Adams
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Electric Counterpoint Date
1987
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Instrumentation
For live guitar which is amplified, 7 guitars and 2 basses which are pre-recorded
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Structure
3 layers - 1) Syncopated quaver motif 2) Quaver motif in bass guitar 3) Sustained motif in live guitar
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Melody
Made up of ostinatos, 1st motif creates canon when first introduced, Sometimes melody built up using note addition, Resultant melody
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Texture
Contrapuntal
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Metre
3/2 - 12 quavers
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Tempo
Crotchet = 192 bpm
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Rhythm
Syncopation, Metrical displacement, Towards end some parts in 12/8 and some in 3/2 - polymetre
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Harmony and Tonality
Largely in G major with some later in E flat major, Hexatonic scales - eg first motif, Conventional harmonic progressions aren't used
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Dynamics
Overall dynamics are constant, Parts gradually fade out
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Other Minimalist Composers

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Phillip Glass, John Adams

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Electric Counterpoint Date

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