Minimal at Liminal

A concert of American minimal music, performed at Liminal Space, February 2003. 

Minimal at Liminal was the first in a variety of performances by Liminal that surveyed the ensemble’s roots in avant-garde music, art and theater. This performance was directed and conducted by John Berendzen. I participated in the performance and in the design of the show.

For this particular production, American Minimal Music primarily referred to the compositions of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Philip Glass, who all began to focus in the early 1960s on the audible transformation of small musical phrases through repetition and the execution of processes determined by the composer.

Scenes from Liminal's 2003 concert of American Minimal Music performed in Portland, Oregon. Clips include Terry Riley's In C and Steve Reich's Pendulum Music.