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1

Minimalism - Dates

1960s-1970s

2

Minimalism - Tonality

Basic tonal melodic motifs
Tonal harmonies
Diatonic

3

Minimalism - Scales used

Cells

4

Minimalism - Harmony

Diatonic
Consonant and dissonant

5

Minimalism - Rhythms/Tempo

Layers of ostinati
Interlocking repeating rhythms
Phrasing (metamorphosis)
Loops of motifs
Note addition/subtraction

6

Minimalism - Composers

Reich
Glass
Nyman

7

Minimalism - key features

-Layers of ostinato
-Constantly repeating patterns subjected to gradual change
-Layered textures
-Interlocking repeated phrases and rhythms
-Diatonic harmonies
-Note addition/subtraction
-Metamorphosis
-Phasing/phase shifting
-Loops of motifs