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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This sort of oh-so-clever minimalist music can be enticing but also rather tiresome.
Hey, Philip Glass' minimalist music has much fewer fans than that of Elvis'.
The minimalist music came solely from an acoustic guitar which was a perfect complement to the vocals that had an embedded sweetness and a lingering ardour.
This time around the contemporary dance festival is offering the leitmotiv of Czechoslovakia, ongoing Czech and Slovak cooperation as well as Slovak collaboration with other countries, including Canada and Slovenia.The opening event of the 13th year of the Nu Dance Fest is, on April 18, a contemporary dance workshop for seniors, exposing them to the world of minimalist music, the TASR newswire wrote on the same day.
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?", but there are also passages by Alfonsina Storni, Mark Twain, and Shakespeare (a large chunk of Macbeth), as well as Chinese-Californian poetry of the period.
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.
Her CV also includes collaborating with contemporary dancers and playing Steve Reich's strongly percussive minimalist music in front of the composer during a Barbican Centre festival.
ACELEBRATION of minimalist music takes place in Coventry this month when the Basel Symphony Orchestra calls in on the city as part of their first UK tour.
Conference: Welcome to Left Coast Minimalism: Fourth International Conference on Minimalist Music co-hosted by UCLA and Cal State Long Beach.
This minimalist dimension extends to the musical domain, since Wilson is also well known for his collaboration with composer Philip Glass (notably on Einstein on the Beach), who is arguably one of the main figures of American minimalist music of the past four decades.