Categorizing Music Styles

So, one of the hardest things for me to do is connect the dots between a description of a type of music, and the music itself. I've studied the definitions of different styles such as minimalism, simplistic, atonal, that kind of stuff.... But I still don't know which category I belong in.

I'd just like to be able to give a better description of the kind of music I write when trying to market or tell someone what I do. I was hoping you guys could help me out a bit.

Thanks! :)

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  • Haha, thanks. I'll have to look into this "Glennie-ish" style. :)
  • Hi Why you give all this names to one thing, music.... do u like Ravel piano concerto? do you like B.Britten war requiem? and Stravinsky's Sacre? and Penderecky 3th  symphony? Rodion Shchedrin symphony? Doutilleux, Schnittke? I think yes

    then i say you like music!! good!

    I think often names hides  u think Xenakis stochastic (is right in english?) music is  really music? have u listen it? 

    what is this music for?  i think to make a lot of beautiful conference and seminars.... and music?

    minimalism i stay for 30 min to listen the same thing .... I prefer la Sacre!

    a musician use all the things that are musicals without  named it necessary ...

    (listen how it sounds ugly: i m a minimalist composer... I don't eat nor a pizza with a person that say this! :) )

    as sapients says:

    Exists only two kind of music: Good music and Bad music!


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