Three completely different composers – but three works with a great deal in common: Gamelan, Minimal, Parody. Our outstanding GrauSchumacher Piano Duo keeps creating surprising but logical ideas, realizing these with fantastic pianistic virtuosity. When American composers bade farewell during the 1960s to the cerebral exercises of the European avant-garde substantiated by historical-philosophical considerations, proclaiming the cult of a new simplicity, they also did this with reference to African drumming rituals, Indonesian gamelan music, pop-art and pop-music. They called the result “minimal music”, whose most important characteristic, as with the gamelan, was repetitive patterns above a steady beat; these are transported into other musical aggregate states by means of gradually increasing (at first almost unnoticeable) disturbances, irregularities and phase shifts. Together with the re-enthronement of the major and minor keys, these procedures frequently created psychedelic effects – by no means unintentionally.