American Minimal Music by Wim Mertens
© 1983 Usura
The first book wich deals in depth with the school of American repetitive music, better knows as minimal music. The author discusses in detail the work of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Philipp Glass and places them in the tradition of Western music. Minimal music thus emerges as the latest stage in a development leading from Schoenberg, Webern, Stockhausen and Cage.