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Composing Music by William Russo: Chapter 16 (part 1)

Minimalism


"Minimalism means using less to achieve more." - Russo, Composing Music, pg. 199

In the final chapter of Composing Music, we will explore several minimalistic musical procedures.


Pointillism

Pointillism is the procedure of dividing a melody between two or more instruments.


Heterophony

Heterophony happens when a melody and its embellished form are played simultaneously. Sometimes, the embellished melody is rhythmically altered/displaced.