Erik Satie's Crystal Ball


This page currently comprises only one document: an essay I wrote for my Honours year. Unlike most things written about minimalism, this document concentrates on the European minimalists (Gavin Bryars, Howard Skempton, Michael Nyman, etc.) rather than the American quartet (Young, Riley, Glass, Reich).

PLEASE NOTE: The term ‘minimalism’, I know, is one much disliked by many composers who are labelled as such. Please note that it is used here purely for convenience’s sake. If I ever find a more appropriate term, be assured I will replace all occurrences of the m-word.

Satie and Minimalism: Parallels and Points of Contact (1995)