The Pulse of Minimalism


The pulsing rhythms of minimalism, as heard in the music of English composer Michael Nyman, and fellow Brit Jeremy Peyton-Jones.  Plus there's music from trombonist/composer Paul Bailey and the "alt-classical garage band" Paul Bailey Ensemble.  It's possible that we'll also hear from guitarist Dominic Frasca and his takeoff of music based on Philip Glass, and more.

PROGRAM # 2946 Minimal Borrowing (First aired on Fri. 6/09/09)





Michael Nyman Band

Mozart 252

In Re Don Giovanni [2:38] Revisiting the Don [4:25]

Michael Nyman MNRCD113

Jeremy Peyton-Jones, Regular Music II

North South East West

Purcell Manoeuvres, No. 2 [6:55] Purcell Manoeuvres, No. 4 [2:48]

New Tone #6748

Philip Glass

Heroes Symphony

Heroes [5:56]

Point Music 454-388-2**
Available as an import at**

Paul Bailey Ensemble


Overcoming Tourism [2:05] The Palimpset [2:19] Boundary Violations [2:09]

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Dominic Frasca

Bang on a Can Marathon 2006, from the World Financial Center, 6/4/06

Shattered Glass [8:00]

This performance not commercially available. But Frasca’s CD, “Deviations,” is available at

Jeremy Peyton-Jones, Regular Music II

North South East West

War Dance No. 1 [3:00]

See above.