Have you ever heard the term ‘minimalism composition’ or ‘Steve Reich-minimalism’?
It is a term created by Steve Reich, an American-Jewish composer. He developed a unique way to create music. From the name, you know that it is based on minimal writings.
Yes, the idea is to repeat minimal notes as many times as possible. Let say movement C to D to G# then back to C. But it keeps repeating and using over-dub and over-layering for few times.
And the result is quite unbelievable and tremendous. A good example of his work is album called ‘Electric Counterpoint/ Different Trains’
When a guitarist such as Pat Metheny wanted to volunteer his energy and skill just to contribute in your composition, you know it is something big.
Steve Reich is one of the most brilliant and respected composers at our times.