Minimalism In music The Beauty of Simplicity

Last Revised: Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Minimalism is a musical style in post-modern music. This term can be used in other forms of art as well eg. design.

Sometimes simple things can be really beautiful .. like this enso circle -->

What is minimal music, let me do a simple break down for you.

By making music simple and repeating them at a constant steady pulse, over and over, do a little modification or expansion  here and there. You'll create some kind of hypnotic effect.. which is why minimalism can also sometimes be labelled as trance music. Is like a circle going round and round.

When combining with pop/rock it slowly evolves into a new genre called techno.
Interesting right! Darwin's Theory of Evolution in music o.o
Bet you didnt know about this earlier ..

There are quite a few famous artist who does minimal music, I'll name a few of those songs that I like down here, Michael Nyman I recommend you  "The Heart Ask the Pleasure First"
                   Yann Tierseon - Comptine D'un Autre ete
                   Ludovico Einaudi - Fly (most of his songs are nice but only if you enjoy this kind of music)
                   John Cage - Dream

Want to know more about John Cage and his controversial piece 4'33" of silence?
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