Minimalism and the Guitar

In 2011 I completed my Honours year at WAAPA. My research topic was centred around identifying popular minimalist-inspired works for classical guitar, and exploring various elements used in the works' construction.

My dissertation provides a selection of what I deemed to be significant minimalist works for guitar, with broad analyses on minimalist techniques that can be found in them. Composers of interest to this study included (but are not limited to) Leo Brouwer, Terry Riley, Nigel Westlake, and Phillip Houghton.

If you're interested in reading the dissertation, it can be downloaded here:

Melissa Fitzgerald