minimalist music


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minimalist music

A musical movement based on extremely simplified, prolonged, rhythms and patterns with great use of repetition of individual phrases and avoidance of embellishment. It often makes use of the instruments and techniques of electronic music. A notable exponent of this type of music is the American composer Philip Glass (1937–), with such compositions as Akhnaten.”
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The pastiche of words were drawn from a number of historic writings, including miners' ballads (Adams writes loud, churning, minimalist music for them); Frederick Douglass' great speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
The minimalist music video, which simply features Morrissey singing with occasional flashes of scantily clad women with words such as "kiss me'' in various languages scrawled in lipstick on their bodies, shows the singer is still a force to be reckoned with.
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Conference: Welcome to Left Coast Minimalism: Fourth International Conference on Minimalist Music co-hosted by UCLA and Cal State Long Beach.
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