Reductionism (music)

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Reductionism is a form of improvised music that developed towards the end of the 20th century, centered in Berlin, London, Tokyo, and Vienna.[1] The key characteristics of the music include microtonality, extended techniques, very soft and quiet dynamics, silence, and unconventional sounds and timbres.[1]

Some of the names associated with reductionism are Radu Malfatti,[2] Toshimaru Nakamura, Axel Dörner and Rhodri Davies. The London-based movement has been described as New London Silence.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Spencer, Wayne (7 March 2005). "Axel Dörner and Robin Hayward". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
  2. ^ Clark, Philip (31 March 2015). "The playlist: experimental music". Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ Bell, Clive (October 2005). "The Wire 260". The Wire Magazine - Adventures In Modern Music. Retrieved 2021-02-24.