Reich- Electric Counterpoint 3rd Movement

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Melody
Repeated one bar motif creates an ostinato. Builds up through the process of note addition. Motif introduced live and top 4 at different times creating a cannon.
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Harmony and Tonality
Begins in tonal ambiguity, but the closest relating key is Em. In B, it modulates to C min. It ends on an E5 chord.
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Dynamics
Remain fairly constant but get louder as more parts added. Parts gradually fade out.
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Texture
Polyphonic and layered. Live and top 4 guitars come in at different times creating a cannon.
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Rhythm and Metre
Metric displacement enhances the rhythm. Frequent syncopation. Metre 3/2 and a polymetric system of 3/2 & 12/8.
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Structure
Two main sections (A & B) which each have 4 smaller sections. Finishes with a Coda.
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Instrumentation
For 10 guitars- 1 Live, 2 bass and 7 guitars.
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Use of technology
Mixer is used. Taped parts for the bass and 7 guitars. Live is amplified to blend with the backing tape.
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Year written
1987
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Card 2

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Harmony and Tonality

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Begins in tonal ambiguity, but the closest relating key is Em. In B, it modulates to C min. It ends on an E5 chord.

Card 3

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Dynamics

Back

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Card 4

Front

Texture

Back

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Card 5

Front

Rhythm and Metre

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