minimalisma love-hate relationship       Blair Mosberg
what is minimalism?An artistic movement intendedto portray extreme simplicity andliteral meaning.
historyo  NYC, 1960so  artists & sculptures rejected abstract expressionismo  small galleries to museum exhibitionso  reac...
visual art
architecture + décor
architecture + décor
fashion
food
minimalist musicA style of composition thatfocuses on the use of musicalpatterns with little or no variationin rhythm, dyn...
how it startedo  La Monte Young  o  student of John Cage  o  “Fluxus” movement  o  Inspired by Buddhist meditation &  thin...
terry reilly  o  In C (1964)  o  tape loops & alternative tuning  o  concerts lasted all night  Commentary  o  Church of A...
steve reicho  began composing 1960so  used tape loops, ambientnoises, and speech excerptso  won Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for...
philip glasso  dissatisfied with trend of modernmusic in Americao  studied in Europeo  the Philip Glass Ensembleo  Einstei...
john adamso  orchestral, chamber music, operao  provokes controversyo  tapes and electronicso  On the Transmigration of So...
conclusiono  you need a certain mindseto  is very severeo  initial shock/confusiono  take it for what it iso  appreciate t...
sourcesh"p://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/384056/minimalism
h"p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZMvA0w6phU
h"p://www.dunv...
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For a music history course, the final presentation assignment was, basically, to present a brief history of any music genre. I chose Minimalism.

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  1. 1. minimalisma love-hate relationship Blair Mosberg
  2. 2. what is minimalism?An artistic movement intendedto portray extreme simplicity andliteral meaning.
  3. 3. historyo  NYC, 1960so  artists & sculptures rejected abstract expressionismo  small galleries to museum exhibitionso  reached movement statuso  NY to CAo  crossed mediums
  4. 4. visual art
  5. 5. architecture + décor
  6. 6. architecture + décor
  7. 7. fashion
  8. 8. food
  9. 9. minimalist musicA style of composition thatfocuses on the use of musicalpatterns with little or no variationin rhythm, dynamics, instruments,tempo, or mood. Effect can bealmost trance-like.
  10. 10. how it startedo  La Monte Young o  student of John Cage o  “Fluxus” movement o  Inspired by Buddhist meditation & things psychedelic o  “minimalism” was his dream house o  Theater of Eternal Music
  11. 11. terry reilly o  In C (1964) o  tape loops & alternative tuning o  concerts lasted all night Commentary o  Church of Anthrax
  12. 12. steve reicho  began composing 1960so  used tape loops, ambientnoises, and speech excerptso  won Pulitzer Prize in 2009 forDouble SextetDrummingClapping Music
  13. 13. philip glasso  dissatisfied with trend of modernmusic in Americao  studied in Europeo  the Philip Glass Ensembleo  Einstein on the BeachSatyagrahaTruman SleepsTruman Piano Score
  14. 14. john adamso  orchestral, chamber music, operao  provokes controversyo  tapes and electronicso  On the Transmigration of Souls
  15. 15. conclusiono  you need a certain mindseto  is very severeo  initial shock/confusiono  take it for what it iso  appreciate the innovation
  16. 16. sourcesh"p://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/384056/minimalism
h"p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZMvA0w6phU
h"p://www.dunvagen.com/bio.php
h"p://nymag.com/arts/classicaldance/classical/reviews/56138/
h"p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy42bYyQNAg
h"p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugtUdXt7Ww8
h"p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USRGNr17Jm4
h"p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcFyl8amoEE&feature=BFp&list=WL2D4848FCF8E2E222
h"p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6nrJ3ByzzE
h"p://www.factmag.com/2010/02/01/a‐brief‐history‐of‐minimalism/h"p://arthistory.about.com/od/modernarthistory/a/minimalism‐10‐one.htm
h"p://www.arthistoryguide.com/Minimalism.aspx
h"p://www.scaruffi.com/avant/cpt6.html
h"p://archrecord.construc`on.com/features/boston/topten/record‐2.asp
h"p://www.bostonguide.com/boston_confiden`al/hancock.aspx
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