Minimalism and Narrativity: some stories by Steve Reich

Authored by: John Pymm

The Ashgate Research Companion to Minimalist and Postminimalist Music

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409435495
eBook ISBN: 9781315613260
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042556


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This chapter considers how narrative dimensions may be uncovered in minimalist music involving words, focusing on examples from the early works of Steve Reich. First illustrating a few of the ways in which narrativity has been handled in musicology more generally, I shall introduce some of the relevant debates that have been had around minimalist repertoires, before going on to pursue their application to the music of one of its major composers.

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