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Syntek
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:35 pm 
 

I've really been touched by a lot of minimalist classical recently, and was hoping that people knew of more composers in the same vein.
Ideally, I'm looking for drawn-out music like John Tavener's "Eternity's Sunrise", Arvo Pärt's "Silentium", and especially Ólafur Arnalds & Nil Frahm's "B1".

Anyhow, any recs would be greatly appreciated.

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WingedOctopus
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:31 am 
 

I love minimalism, but I can't really think of any that would fit your description other than Max Richter's The Trees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5chQcTBZfw and maybe Ludovico Einaudi's Eros http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZcDuV4UaSc

Here's some other stuff you might like anyway
Dustin O'Halloran - Quintette N.1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O50tCUdCbs0
Rachel's - Air Conditioning / A Closed Feeling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EFJHM1YvgU
Redhooker - Bedside http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1_fftDDGOI
Cicada - Til the Day We Meet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHYPrVbEXnA
Balmorhea - Truth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij59zbvuHZM

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balbulus
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:44 am 
 

When I saw the topic title, I instantly thought of Arvo Pärt's "Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten", but as you mention Pärt in your OP, I assume you know it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUcazplAc58
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jute
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Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:30 am
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:08 am 
 

You're looking for holy minimalism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_minimalism
It's not really my thing, but Gorecki and Gubaidulina are obvious recommendations. Some Hovhaness might work too.
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Valdincan
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:24 am 
 

Henryk Goreki, especially symphony no.2 and later.
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Syntek
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:59 pm 
 

I don't have much time to respond to everyone personally, but let me say that everything everyone has posted so far has been wonderful, and I would love to see if there's any more you can recommend me.

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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:04 pm 
 

A winged victory for the sullen and christina vantzou would be my two favourites in this kind. They each only have one album out, so give a listen to anything from those.
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Hymnofwolves
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:33 pm 
 

Check out Erik Satie. He's a great composer and instantly came to mind when I saw the title
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP6pMGOFN3o

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Aetherial
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:39 am 
 

Fuck yeah, Arvo Pärt!! I feel proud to be Estonian :metal:

Check out Henryk Górecki - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Quite dark and always makes me wanna break down and cry :bow:

1. movement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKk-w_0S ... A&index=45

2. movement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMfMAZk24l0

3. movement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY5OasyXXvk
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Syntek
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:11 pm 
 

Aetherial wrote:
Fuck yeah, Arvo Pärt!! I feel proud to be Estonian :metal:

Check out Henryk Górecki - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Quite dark and always makes me wanna break down and cry :bow:

1. movement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKk-w_0S ... A&index=45

2. movement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMfMAZk24l0

3. movement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY5OasyXXvk


Thank you, friend.
That was very intense, indeed!

EDIT: And A Winged Victory For the Sullen is incredible. Thank you, I've been listening to them straight for the last few days.


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Aetherial
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:49 am 
 

A good video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELhLTIpB ... &index=593
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EpicSceptic
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:08 pm 
 

No Philip Glass mentions? Shame on you people. Glass Works is my favourite of his, you cannot overlook this album.

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