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Flashcards in Reich Deck (12):
1

composed in

1987

2

style

minimalism

3

minimalist techniques used

ostinati/loops
note addition
metamorphosis

4

key

E minor

5

metre

polymetre - 3/2 and 12/8

6

structure

no formal structure
A section
B section
coda

7

instrumentation

live guitar
7 guitar tracks
2 bass guitar tracks

8

rhythm

little variety
repeated patterns of quavers
syncopation
metrical displacement - out of sync

9

harmony and tonality

tonally ambiguous
Cm and Em
no D♯
aeolian mode on E
diatonic harmony

10

texture

contrapuntal
layered:
guitar 1 - monophonic
live - heterophonic
guitars 2-4
bass guitars
guitars 5-7
fade out

11

dynamics

no changes
parts fade in/out

12

melody

cells/short motifs
looped cells
resultant melody - live guitar