Minimalism: Electronic Bi_ch

When you talk about minimal music, you are surely talking about a genre but, more that anything else, you are also talking about a series of techniques to be applied to any kind of track you want to produce. These techniques are really simple to understand and they are the key to turn your production into minimalism. Here they are:

  • Drone (long notes);
  • Ostinato (loops or short repeated melodies);
  • Augmentation (playing a melody at a slower speed);
  • Diminuition (playing a melody at a faster speed);
  • Note subtraction (take one note away at a time from your melody);
  • Note addition (add one note at a time to your melody);
  • Metamorphosis (change one note per repeat);
  • Static harmony (change one note per loop to reach a new chord);
  • Rhythmic displacement (change the accent of each next note as it repeats);
  • Phasing (creating longer loops of the same melody by extending the last note and repeat it until they sync again).

This piece of music is a clear example of all of these, and with also its only four instrument tracks it can be definitely defined as a minimal work.

All the synthesis is done thanks to Ableton Operator tool and the main theme was created taking as a reference Baba O’Riley by The Who.

For a better experience use anything but laptop or smartphone speakers (it is just a rough mix).

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Minimalism: Electronic Bi_ch

dBs Music Berlin (A new life chapter)

A long time ago, when I played for the very first time my guitar, I understood I wanted my working life to go side by side with sound. It was also really clear to me when I decided to sign to electronic engineering right after high school: that was a really hard decision I do not regret which helped me to develop my skills and to spread my professional borders. But, as soon as I had my degree, I felt it was the right time to turn the page and move to my lovely Berlin with my girlfriend Silvia to study music production and sound engineering at dBs Music.photo.jpg

I am in the perfect city with great facilities and amazing people to start new projects and develop day by day my passion and my profession.

I know it is not gonna be easy but this is what I really want, my real dream.

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dBs Music Berlin (A new life chapter)