Let's make an Essential Minimalism chart /mu/
Post essential albums that are minimal in style regardless of genre
i've already started
Terry Riley - In C
La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela - Dream House 78' 17"
David Borden - The Continuing Story of Counterpoint, Parts 1-4+8 (Complete)
Lubomyr Melnyk - Voice of Trees
John Luther Adams - The Light That Fills the World
Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co. - Like a Duck to Water
Ingram Marshall - Fog Tropes / Gradual Requiem
Steve Reich: Drumming, 4 organs, Different Trains, Desert Music, Proverb.
Arvo Pärt (sacred minimalism) pic related
John Adams: Nixon in China
Philip Glass: Music with changing parts, Glassworks.
Can there be new essentials?
Ian William Craig - A Turn of Breath
AWVFTS - S/T
Steve Roden- Forms of Paper
Talk Talk- Laughing Stock
Swans- Public Castration Is A Good Idea
Sven Grünberg- Hingus
Annapurna Devi- Debut Surbahar Recital
Popol Vuh- Hosianna Mantra
Oneohtrix Point Never- R Plus Seven
Lustmord- [O T H E R]
King Crimson- THRaKaTTaK
Jacob Kirkegaard- 4 Rooms
Alvin Lucier- Music On A Long Thin Wire
Max Ritcher- Memoryhouse
Dean Blunt- The Redeemer
James Ferraro- Citrac
William Basinski- The Disintegration Loops
Eleh- Floating Frequencies: Intuiti
DJ Lenar- Re:PRES
what i've got so far. any oppositions?
i dont think self titled would count as minimalism
which one would you recommend out of all of those for the chart?
Music in Twelve Parts was exceptional and it was clear he was at the top of his game but Koyaanisqatsi makes the argument (figuratively speaking) for the grandiose better and more precisely.
MiTP is pretty essential though not gunna lie, still one of the best live experiences I've had in music.
I don't think Celer is minimalism
Here are some suggestions, I've only allowed one composition or recording per composer.
Proto-minimalism: (Music which is not itself minimalism, or is contentious, but influenced minimalism)
Moondog - Moondog I / II
Morton Feldman - Piano & String Quartet
John Cage - String Quartet in Four Parts
Dennis Johnson - November
Alvin Lucier - I Am Sitting In A Room
Arnold Dreyblatt - Animal Magnetism
Terry Riley - In C (Bang on a Can)
Philip Glass - Einstein On The Beach
Charlemagne Palestine - Four Manifestations On Six Elements
Eliane Radigue - Trilogie de la Mort
Ellen Fullman - Change of Direction
Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians
Simeon Ten Holt - Canto Ostinato
Julius Eastman - Unjust Malaise
Frederic Rzewski - The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
Meredith Monk - Turtle Dreams
Pauline Oliveros - The Roots of the Moment
Tony Conrad - Early Minimalism
Phill Niblock - A Young Person's Guide to Phill Niblock
Tom Johnson - An Hour For Piano
Jon Gibson - Criss X Cross
Post-Minimalism & Totalism:
Daniel Lentz - Point Conception
Gavin Bryars - Farewell to Philosophy:
David Bordon - The Continuing Story of Counterpoint
Elodie Lauten - The Death of Don Juan
Evan Ziporyn - Frog's Eye
Michael Gordon - Trance
Julia Wolfe - The String Quartets
Ingram Marshall - Evensongs
Hans Otte - Das Buch der Klänge
Anthony Moore - Secrets Of The Blue Bag
Graham Fitkin - Circuit
John Adams - Nixon In China
Kyle Gann - Nude Rolling Down an Escalator: Studies for Disklavier
Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe
Lois V Vierk - River Beneath the River
William Duckworth - Southern Harmony
Kevin Volans - String Quartet No. 2 'Hunting : Gathering'
Rhys Chatham - Guitar Trio
Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 3 'Gloria'
Arvo Pärt - Tabula Rasa
Henryk Górecki - Symphony No. 3 'A Symphony of Sorrowful Songs'
John Tavener - The Veil of the Temple
Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection Vol.1-20
Steve Reich - Works 1965-95
John Adams - Earbox
Frederic Rzewski - Rzewski Plays Rzewski: Piano Works 1975-1999
MITP is his masterwork. There is no argument here.
It is the culmination of his Minimalist style, his most cohesive, and most interesting work. MUCH better than a fking soundtrack.
Since OP is a faggot who left, I'll try and work on this.
What I have here
I put in Turtle Dreams but I'm a personal fan of Monk's "Atlas."
Last one's kind of a joke pick but I think this is a good chart.