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Unformatted text preview: a musical element (usually rhythmic and melodic) that repeats over and over as an integral part of the musical fabric Minimalism Music that is stripped down to a “basic”, essential element through constant repetition (usually rhythm or pitch) Philip Glass (b. 1937) John Adams (b. 1947) 3 Diversity of styles… European Influence (Post-Romanticism, Military Marches) Folk Music (Stephen Foster) Jazz (African-American heritage) Spiritual, Blues, Ragtime Popular Music (“American standard…”) Innovators (Extended Performance Techniques) Jackson Pollack (1912 – 1956) Drip method “Innovators” Extended Performance Techniques changing the physical technique of performing and/or the instrument itself Henry Cowell (1897 – 1965) John Cage (1912 – 1992) George Crumb (b. 1929) &±²³´µ¶ ·¸ &±²³´µ¶·¸¹º» ·¸ ¹º»²¼º ¶ ³½¾¿ºÀ...
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- Fall '08
- Music, John Cage, Henry Cowell, Antonín Dvořák