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Questions tagged [minimal-music]

For questions about uses of minimalist techniques used by composers like Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Steve Reich.

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Is this minimalist? [closed]

Can this piece of music be described as minimalist? Does it portray all of the appropriate characteristics?
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minimalist compositions [closed]

Thanks for all the responses. It struck me that the work of Reich and Glass was/is mathematical in arrangement. If LaMonte Young and Terry Riley started the movement on the coast then Reich and Glass ...
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What is Unison Synchronization?

I am reading the following article Schwarz, K. Robert. "Steve Reich: Music as a Gradual Process: Part I." Perspectives of New Music (1980): 373-392. Here is a paywalled link. On page 385, there ...
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What are the techniques for improvising in the minimalist style?

I've been listening to a lot of Steve Reich lately and I'd like to bring classical minimal music into my improvisational group. I am familiar with jazz, rock and classical improvisation techniques. ...