Timeline of Minimalist Composers

The apostrophe-eschewing London culture venue Kings Place is kicking off 2015 with a curated music programme “Minimalism Unwrapped“.

The Minimalism Unwrapped program features very cool illustrations of musical scores represented as  colour blocks and cut in acrylic.

The Minimalism Unwrapped program features very cool illustrations of musical scores represented as colour blocks and cut in acrylic.

The programme is an informative document in itself, with short interviews and selections from several major minimalist composers, and from the composers and works mentioned I have created two timelines as aids to discovery – of course much of the music is available (intentionally or not) free via Youtube, Soundcloud, and similar:

 

Timeline of Composers Mentioned in Kings Place "Minimalism Unwrapped" 2014 Programme (CC BY-NC 4.0 George Baily +georgebaily)

Timeline of Composers Mentioned in Kings Place “Minimalism Unwrapped” 2014 Programme
(CC BY-NC 4.0 George Baily +georgebaily)

Works Mentioned in Kings Place "Minimalism Unwrapped" 2014 Programme  (CC BY-NC 4.0  George Baily +georgebaily)

Works Mentioned in Kings Place “Minimalism Unwrapped” 2014 Programme (CC BY-NC 4.0 George Baily +georgebaily)

PDF Downloads:

– Kings Place minimalist music composers timeline

– Kings Place minimalist music works timeline

 

Data; Composers:

Erik Satie, 1866-1925
Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971
John Cage, 1912-1992
Moondog (born Louis Thomas Hardin), 1916-1999
Morton Feldman, 1926-1987
Richard Maxfield, 1927-1969
Phil Niblock, 1933-
Terry Riley, 1935-
Arvo Pärt, 1935-
La Monte Young, 1935-
Steve Reich, 1936-
Cornelius Cardew, 1936-1981
John White, 1936-
Philip Glass, 1937-
Michael Parsons, 1938-
Dennis Johnson, 1939-
Louis Andriessen, 1939-
Jon Gibson, 1940-
Meredith Monk, 1942-
Gavin Bryars, 1943-
William Duckworth, 1943-2012
Morten Lauridsen, 1943-
Michael Nyman, 1944-
John Tavener, 1944-2013
Howard Skempton, 1947-
John Adams, 1947-
Christopher Hobbs, 1950-
Steve Martland, 1954-2013
Michael Gordon, 1956-
David Lang, 1957-
Julia Wolfe, 1958-
Erkki-Sven Tüür, 1959-
Graham Fitkin, 1963-
Nik Bartsch, 1971-
Nico Muhly, 1981-

 

Data; Works:

Gymnopédies – 1888 – Erik Satie
Sonata for Piano – 1924 – Igor Stravinsky
Theme – 1952 – Moondog
for Brass – 1957 – La Monte Young
November – 1959 – Dennis Johnson
Amazing Grace for tape – 1960 – Richard Maxfield
Analog No.1; Noise Study – 1961 – James Tenney
In C – 1964 – Terry Riley
It’s Gonna Rain – 1965 – Steve Reich
Chamber Concerto – 1965 – Howard Skempton
String Quartet No.1 – 1966 – Philip Glass
Piano Phase – 1967 – Steve Reich
(the manifesto “Music as a Gradual Process”) – 1968 – Steve Reich
The Great Learning – 1968 – Cornelius Cardew
Measuring Means – 1968 – Christopher Hobbs
The Sinking of the Titanic – 1969 – Gavin Bryars
Cheap Imitation I – 1969 – John Cage
Music in 12 Parts – 1971 – Philip Glass
Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet – 1971 – Gavin Bryars
Drumming – 1971 – Steve Reich
De Staat – 1972 – Louis Andriessen
Clapping Music – 1972 – Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians – 1974 – Steve Reich
Hoketus – 1975 – Louis Andriessen
In Re Don Giovanni – 1977 – Michael Nyman
Fratres; Tabula Rasa – 1977 – Arvo Pärt
Shaker Loops – 1978 – John Adams
Patterns in a Chromatic Field – 1981 – Morton Feldman
The Draughtsman’s Contract – 1982 – Michael Nyman
St John Passion – 1982 – Arvo Pärt
October Dance – 1983 – Michael Parsons
New York Counterpoint – 1985 – Steve Reich
The Protecting Veil – 1987 – John Tavener
Different Trains – 1988 – Steve Reich
Log, Line, Loud – 1989 – Graham Fitkin
Magnificat – 1989 – Arvo Pärt
Patrol – 1992 – Steve Martland
Early That Summer – 1993 – Julia Wolfe
A Small Quartet – 1993 – Graham Fitkin
Action, Passion, Illusion – 1993 – Erkki-Sven Tüür
O Magnum Mysterium – 1994 – Morten Lauridsen
Hallelujah Junction – 1996 – John Adams
Balancing the Books – 1999 – Michael Nyman
Potassium – 2001 – Michael Gordon
Adam Lay Y-Bounden – 2001 – Howard Skempton
Stringsongs – 2005 – Meredith Monk
Seeing is Believing – 2007 – Nico Muhly
The Little Match Girl Passion – 2008 – David Lang
Four Movements for Two Pianos – 2008 – Philip Glass
It Never Rains – 2010 – Gavin Bryars
WTC 9/11 – 2010 – Steve Reich

Scores used for installations - artist is Moira Gil - looking forward to seeing more pics of the acrylic works...

Scores used for installations – artist is Moira Gil – looking forward to seeing more pics of the acrylic works…

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