Articles tagged minimalism

Thomas Brinkmann: What You Hear (Is What You Hear)

Thomas Brinkmann buries the parameters so deep you can barely feel them.

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Contretemps: Pronouncement

Distressing, awkward, disturbing and almost upsetting, this aura of discomfort, if combined with the sound of the term itself (|ˈkɒntrətɒ̃|) is the essence of the music presented by Joel Ebner.

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Philip Glass - “Etude No. 16” (video)

Leading up to the November 25th release of the complete collection of his piano etudes, Philip Glass plans to drop two tracks from the 20-song collection each week. This week, you can view Maki Namekawa's performance of "Etude No. 16".

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28 Apr 2014 // 1:02 AM

Kangding Ray: Solens Arc

More human than human.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores Minimalism in Video Games

This week, it's minimalism. It's video games. What more can we say?

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Steve Reich and Kronos Quartet: WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet, Dance Patterns

Much like Gavin Bryars' "The Sinking of the Titanic," composer Steven Reich applies his minimal composition technique to address a great tragedy. The remaining works on this CD don't even come close to following suit.

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Ben Frost & Daniel Bjarnason: Solaris

Cold in long flows, like streams of very contemplative melted snow running across a fairly level plain and never meeting.

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Arnold Dreyblatt: Resonant Relations

Minimalism doesn't have to be so dull. Minimalism doesn't have to be so dull. Minimalism...

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‘Steve Reich: Phase to Face’ Suffers from Restraint

Do you hear that? It's the sound of the surface barely being scratched over Steve Reich's career.

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Charlemagne Palestine: Strumming Music

I hope you like the two or three notes on these three CDs. If not, you're in for almost two hours of hell.

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Steve Reich: Double Sextet/2x5

In 2009, composer Steve Reich received the Pulitzer Prize for his composition "Double Sextet". Nonesuch's pairing of "Double Sextet" with a similar composition, "2x5", produces a mixed bag.

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Phill Niblock: Touch Strings

Niblock's music is both precise in its structure and an invitation to the open-ended process of becoming. Demanding concentration, it serves as a lesson in listening.

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Manga and Minimalism: The Shared Visions of Yoshihiro Tatsumi and Raymond Carver

One is an acknowledged master of the modern short story, and the other is an influential figure in the world of alternative Japanese comics.

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1 Aug 2009 // 10:06 PM

They lived on opposite sides of the planet, at roughly the same time, and never met. In their lifetimes (one is now dead) each became an acknowledged and influential master in his chosen form of storytelling, and even though their media, social contexts and biographies were worlds apart, the early work of each artist bears striking similarities: they shared a melancholy, darkly humorous, and peculiarly bleak vision of character, story, and life.

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Claro Intelecto: Warehouse Sessions

House music, years after the club, stripped and muffled under bass-damaged ears.

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Max Richter: 24 Postcards in Full Colour

24 Postcards in Full Colour might almost be condemnable as a rotten tease were it not so powerful in its absences.

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Gregor Tresher: A Thousand Nights

For 80-plus minutes, you'll hear examples of just about every subgenre of electronic music that involves a constant kick-drum backbeat.

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Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

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"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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