If you are interested in listening to music from the Minimalist School or you want to know just what Minimalist music is, come into the Art Division. We have many CDs by the Minimalist composers.
Minimalist music has its beginnings in the 1960s. It originated in New York City with something called the New York Hypnotic School. Music of the Minimalists has been called maddening and repetitive filled with drone like sounds. Minimalist music is stripped down to simple elements and has been said to take on a trance-like or hypnotic effect due to the repetition of musical patterns.