Minimalism

Steve Reich
American, Wrote 'Clapping Music', influenced by Gamelan / African drumming. Other composers: Terry Riley, Philip Glass
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Instrumentation
7 electric guitars, 2 bass guitars (pre-recorded - created through multi-tracking), solo guitar (live)
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Movements
'Fast' 'Slow' 'Fast'
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Ostinato
Repeated rhythmic pattern (cells)
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Texture
Layering, polyrhythm, polyphonic, gradual building of texture
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Minimalist techniques
Note addition, note subtraction, metamorphosis
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Metre
in 3 / 2 but sometimes a few guitars play in 12 / 8
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Pitch
Hexatonic
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7 electric guitars, 2 bass guitars (pre-recorded - created through multi-tracking), solo guitar (live)

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Instrumentation

Card 3

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'Fast' 'Slow' 'Fast'

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Card 4

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Repeated rhythmic pattern (cells)

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Card 5

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Layering, polyrhythm, polyphonic, gradual building of texture

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