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  • V.interesting BBC Radio show on minimalism

    Hi All,

    Not sure if this can be streamed outside of the UK but heres a v.interesting BBC Radio show on minimalism:
    Iv'e just checked and it doesn't look like it can be played outside UK, I could if requested upload it to my dropbox

    Tailfins and Burgers

    Minimal ImpactEpisode 1 of 2

    Listen in pop-out playerThe story of the musical aesthetic and the ubiquitous technique of minimalism.
    It's now fifty years since the west coast American composer Terry Riley wrote In C, a work that consisted of 53 short musical phrases repeated at will. For New Yorker Steve Reich, this offered a new kind of musical expression for a post-war society of 'tailfins, Chuck Berry and millions of burgers sold'. With origins as much in the art world and the pop music industry as in the experimental musical philosophy of John Cage, 'minimalism' slowly but incontrovertibly assumed a dominant position in the musical landscape.
    In this American-inflected first episode, composers from three generations - Steve Reich himself, Julia Wolfe of Bang on a Can and Bryce Dessner, a composer and guitarist with The National - consider the impact of the minimalist aesthetic and the techniques it employed in the USA and abroad, revealing a 'victory for the art school over the music conservatoire'.
    Produced by Alan Hall
    A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

    Last edited by Ultram; 11-05-2015, 03:33 AM.

  • #2
    Great find, totally missed it when it was first on, thanks.

    See the next episode has Gavin Bryars. Nice.
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    • #3
      glad you enjoyed it !


      • #4
        just found part 2 didn't realise this was made in june