Kevin is often in Jamaica because his wife is Jamaican. I'm pretty sure some of his band members are, as well.I was completely unaware that he lives there, though. I think he just spends a lot of time down there.http://www.stereotruth.net/2008/05/tobymac-sent-us-a-new-video-blog/ That link indicates that he took a trip there, and that was less than 2 months ago. I've seen similar articles from 2005, and some other times. Since DC Talk was together (and actively making music and doing concerts) until 2000ish, I know he was in the States then. Usually, though, when people do overseas ministries, it involves moving overseas, and the tense political climate, along with poverty and other 3rd-world issues, make it a ripe candidate for ministry opportunities.
Why does everyone hate Gary Numan?
Why is it that I'm mind numblingly drawn to synthesizers, but hate them when people like Britney Spears or Hannah Montana use them in their music?
why did my friend tell me he lives in Jamaica
How can I make the "One time, at band camp" joke die? It's all I hear when people find out I play the flute
The 60's-80's were a big time for composers such as Pierre Boulez, Milton Babbit, and several other serialist and ultra-complex composers who started writing music according to algorithms with no reference whatsoever to tonality or a thought of tone centers.Compare this, however, to something like John Adams' "aeolian harp", where the same pattern repeats endlessly with minor variations. The piece evolves incredibly slowly, which is supposed to give the music an endless, introspective, meandering quality. Ideally, you don't even hear the music develop.
By most definitions, most electronic music could be considered minimalist. It isn't because you don't typically hear techno in an "art music" setting, so nobody wants to label it that way. I do, though.
Look at a piece like Terry Riley's "In C". It's a cluster of sound, yes. But (and this is the important part), there are actually only 30 bars of music that just keep getting layered in new and interesting ways. Same thing goes for Phillip Glass - there may be 70 people playing 70 different things...