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Minimalism is a music genre characterized by its sparse use of musical elements and focus on repetition and gradual changes. It originated in the United States during the 1960s, with influential composers such as La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich. Minimalism is often associated with classical music, but it has also influenced other genres, such as ambient, electronic, and rock music.

In minimalism, the musical material is often reduced to simple harmonic or rhythmic patterns that are repeated and layered on top of each other, creating a hypnotic effect on the listener. The pieces often have a slow tempo and a sense of calmness and stillness.

Some of the most popular minimalism artists include Philip Glass, whose music combines minimalism with elements of classical and rock music, and Michael Nyman, who is known for his film scores and opera works. Other notable names in the genre include Arvo Pärt, John Adams, and Gavin Bryars.

There are several radio stations that play minimalism music, such as the online station "Ambient Sleeping Pill," which streams ambient and minimalist music 24/7, and "Radio Caprice - Minimalism," which features a mix of classical and electronic minimalism tracks. "Radio Mozart" also includes some minimalism pieces in its playlist, as Mozart's works have been cited as a precursor to the genre.