Minimalist music is loud with static harmonies, a pulse-driven, harps and style static instrumentation. This music has been used in many Hollywood movies, like ' traffic ' Minority Report ', ' and ' Solaris ' as the soundtrack and background score.
History Of Minimalist Music
This music emerged as a reaction to other styles of music, particularly Serialism. The style of music originated from the late 1960s, in Central New York. Minimalism was pioneered by a group of American composers, Michael Nyman and Tom Johnson. Initially it looked up as a form of experimental music which is called the New York School of Hypnotic and later recognized as a style of experimental popular music. This style of music inspired by the minimalist art form.
Composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, La Monte Young and John Adams was a pioneer in making music is known to the world. Steve Reich developed the phasing effects and experiment with the violin, harmonium, piano, and tape. La Monte Young and Terry Riley, known as a minimalist composer. Young has provided outstanding service to the music Drones.
Minimalist music could go on for hours and could have thousands of notes for Opera. However, a minimalist songs often lies in the range of 6 to 10 minutes. Minimalist composers often use instruments such as Violins, Viola, Cello, guitar, saxophone, Trumpet, Piano, drums, Marimba, Sopranos and tuned percussion s. They experimented with other instruments as well.
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The Characteristics Of The Minimalist Music
Single tone: using a static tone all songs is one of the basic features of minimalist music. The shift from one scale to the other slow and realized.
Harmony: Static Harmonies used in this music is usually simple and repetitive. Static harmonies can be described as living on just one chord or even moving back and forth using a set of a few chords.
Steady beat: in the style of minimalist music, beats the same followed throughout the song, or even a plane can be used in the same way. This can be explained with simple words, as a variation in the rhythm of the music.
Single piece minimalist Rhythm: the rhythm of much use the same and the same pulse throughout the song. The use of polyrhythms are also a common feature of minimalist music, where the composer uses two or more rhythms together.
Static Instrumentation: Minimalist composers often use a particular ensemble, with all instruments playing simultaneously.
Phasing: the phasing Effect introduced by Steve Reich and refer to the same part of the song uses two different instruments at different tempos. This creates the effect of echo-like from the first instrument played, creating variation in song.
The additive process: minimalist music tend to start with a repeating pattern and one or two Add-ons that are made in the form of a chord or rhythm. This is usually in the form of 1 + 2, 1 + 2 + 3, 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Another way to do this is also done to slow down the existing pattern.
Dynamics & Timbre: The variety of the music originated with the use of different dynamics and timbre, which use different instruments to play the same chords and change loudness and softness of the song. It makes interesting music prevents it from monotony.
Solid texture: the texture of the song to determine sound quality. This is basically the way in which the harmonies, rhythms, and melodies are used in conjunction as composition. The textures used in heavy and minimalist songs give a sense of seriousness in music.
Looping: this feature is also used for a minimalist pieces. In particular, the sound is looping in the song is repeated throughout the song.
Chords are damaged: many composition using the technique of using chords is broken. This is a technique in which all the notes of the chords aren't played at once but played in no way consistently. This can be done in a way that, one note follows another note or two records that followed by two other notes. They can also be played one after another.
In a nutshell: more Minimalist song silence is based and is expressed only in a few words.
Minimalist music has no real melodies, such as those found in the romantic music and has just one effect is maintained in the sheet music.
This Contribution of minimalist music other music Styles
This music has also spread to other styles of music such as Pop, Punk, Techno, Trance, and Ambient Grime. Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, experimental Rock, Art Rock, and alternative Rock have also been using a repeating structure in their music. The Velvet Undergro