With a mixture of live music and multimedia, Minimalism Changed My Life showcases the transcendental powers of Minimalism in an uplifting and spine-tingling experience.
Based on Charles Hazlewood’s acclaimed 2018 BBC4 programme, Tones Drones and Arpeggios; Minimalism Changed My Life explores work by some of the great composers of the genre who rebooted classical music in the 20th Century.
The subtle transformative inner politics of Minimalism and what it does with time and motion seep through like musical aromatherapy
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Key musical minimalist ingredients are blended with a visual narrative that brings the stories behind the genre to life – including Charles Hazlewood’s own journey into minimalism – firmly placing them in a global historical context; sexual liberation, economic instability and the existential threats of the Cold War and Cuba Missile Crisis.
(Image credit Victor Frankowski)
Minimalism Changed My Life: Tones, Drones and Arpeggios is a truly unique opportunity to experience the last big idea in classical music, one that has rocked mainstream music and reverberated through the genres ever since.
Terry Riley: A Rainbow in Curved Air
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells
Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion
Pauline Oliveros: A Woman Sees How The World Goes With No Eyes
Pauline Oliveros: The Last Time (Ultima Vez)
Steve Reich: Music for a Large Ensemble
Produced by Paraorchestra