reich electric counterpoint

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when was it written?
1987
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What is written for?
guitars
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What period was it written?
minimalist
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name four features of minimalistic music...
Layers of ostinatio, repeated patterns that are gradually changed, layered textures and diatonic harmonies
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what is it written for ? (detail)
7 electric guitars, 2 bass guitars, 1 acoustic guitar
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who was the live guitar solo part written for?
Pat Metheny
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what nationality was Steve Reich?
American
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tempo?
fast
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how many layers does the structure have?
3
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describe the 1st layer?
syncopated quaver motif for acoustic guitar
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describe 2nd layer?
another syncopated quaver motif on bass guitars
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describe layer 3?
a sustained motif by live guitar
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what happens at the end to the layers?
Layers 2 and 3 fade out leaving only layer1 forming the coda
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time sig?
3/2
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what is used in the melody?
ostinati and syncopation
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key?
mnostly G major but Eb towards the end
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dynamics?
constant
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Texture?
polyphonic
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multi tracking and what is used?
looping
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what happens to the texture at the end?
it thins out
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