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Minima No. 1


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Einarus

 Genre: Classical

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This fall I began listening to works by Steve Reich, an American composer who's specialized and (I think I'm safe to say) revolutionized minimalism in music. I immediately became addicted to his music, and - of course - started fooling around with adding some minimalistic aspects to some of my own work. For instance, my graduation project is a four part minimalistic work (albeit with some remnants of lyrical romanticism) for 2 pianos, string quartet, clarinet and flute (It'll be premiered in Reykjavik on April 15th, if any of you are in the vicinity :P ).

This piece, which I so imaginitively called Minima No. 1 (it had the working title "The Second Reich" - clever, huh?), is for a slightly bigger ensemble (Piano, 3 marimbas, string quartet, two flutes, two clarinets and two french horns) and was one of my first attempts at "Reich-like" pieces (I began working on it in September, I think...).

I can't say that the piece is totally finished - still not perfectly happy with it - but I wanted to give you at least a taste of it.

©2010 Einar Sverrir Tryggvason
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Uploaded: Mar 22, 2011 - 02:52:52 PM
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2011 - 02:52:52 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 07:08:48 PM
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Bubowski said 2379 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Firsties!
A wonderful take in the minimalist style!
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awigze said 2379 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Einar
oh ya... I've been listening alot to Gentle Giant today and this is just right with my mood. Wish I could be there.
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neilh79 said 2379 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Minima1
Really nice man, great use of your instruments, it just flows great musicianship

magnatone said 2379 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Minima #1
you have TOTALLY nailed Steve Reich's style here Einar. i'm also a huge fan of his and know his work well, you NAILED it! the marimbas bring it home in the Reichian way for sure. also, you've got his complex beats all playing gorgeously together here - GREAT JOB!!!
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alackbass said 2378 days ago (March 22nd, 2011)
Minima No. 1
You are so over my simple guitar strumming head! An amazing piece of music!
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davisamerica said 2378 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
minimal
cool ...... downloaded!
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Parichayaka said 2377 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Love it
From beginning to the end. I would like to hear the piano/marimba theme to come back at the ending after the heavy strings, and play around with the settings on the violas and cello.
Details though - this is so much fun to listen to - the energy is great.
I'm really impressed by the clarity and confidence in your composition and arrangement; having a great time being impressed every time I listen to a new track of yours!


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TheSeaRobins said 2377 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Love this piece
and the minimalist influences. I'm a big fan of repeating patterns that move in and out, while new parts come in and take center stage while the old parts become fabric, part of the background. Very cool change around the 2:15 mark.
gail60 said 2375 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
uplifting
I love this song. So much energy here and very addictive. You have so much talent and are always a joy to listen to.
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H3nry said 2368 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
MiniMax
Minimalist, but not boring. Lots happening here to keep the listener's ear engaged unraveling the layers. Fun.
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Ed Hannifin said 2360 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
Aw, MAN!...
This is very, very, very cool, Einar... This is one of the sorts of things that I sort could be done and made to sound really good when I first got introduced to computer based music....

I would love to hear this performed live in a hall with great acoustics and the instruments scattered around the audience and even in the balcony, so that the sonic elements seem to come from everywhere...

I really love how this sounds...
Char said 2345 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
It is
so much fun. It brings to mind anthropomorphic instruments dancing around a room as some come to the forefront while others pull back. Merlin's Music Room. What a spell you weave. Thanks.
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Estella said 2340 days ago (April 29th, 2011)
Minima No. 1
I think this would be a great one to listen to while taking a Math test :)

It would make me a happy worker, I think.
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