Minimalism: Aesthetic, style, or technique?

Johnson, Timothy A.
December 1994
Musical Quarterly;Winter94, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p742
Academic Journal
Discusses minimalism in music as an aesthetic, a style and a technique. Presence of minimalism in modern music; Exclusion of traditional Western musical works from the notion of minimalism; Production of diatonic collections; Phenomenon of musical style in terms of form, texture, harmony, melody and rhythm; Deviation from the minimalist aesthetic of nonrepresentation in the operas of Philip Glass.


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