Minimal music extravaganza

Hypnotic, repetitive, breath-taking and occasionally challenging: minimal music has been entrancing listeners with its deceptively simple means since the ’60s. That’s when composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Terry Riley began exploring new ways of musical expression, rebelling against the experimental twelve-tone music that was perceived as overly sophisticated and complicated.

Mind-expanding effects

The sixth edition focuses on the transcendental element of minimal music, with Joep Franssen’s hypnotic Harmony of the Spheres, Étienne Jaumet’s synth-drones, a new piano concerto by Vladimir Martynov and a performance by minimal pioneer Terry Riley with his son, Gyan.