Phrygian Gates

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John Adams

Phrygian Gates

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John Adams, who once described himself as "a minimalist bored with minimalism," wrote Phrygian Gates (1977) in an effort to "convolute and enrich" the style. One of the composer's earliest forays into the minimalist aesthetic, Phrygian Gates is centered around a shift from the Lydian mode to the Phrygian, with its cont... read more