Minimalist music (idea)
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Musicologists feel that minimalism in [music] was a [reaction] to the [cerebral] [method]s of [composition] and the lack of [emotion] in [serial music] and other modern forms. Often minimalist [composer]s strive to create a simple [melodic] line and [harmonic] [progression]; they stress [repetition], often with [minute] [variation]s, and [rhythm|rhythmic] [pattern]s. The use of [electronic] [instrument]s are often found in minimalist music along with [musical] [idea]s from [Asia] and [Africa]. Among prominent minimalist composers are Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, La Monte Young, and John Adams.