在“60年代和”70年代中，最低纲领派公司使用这些设备作为重复的琶音，倍态尺度，相位的节奏模式，并受到限制的动态范围，以更大的成功将“严重”音乐带入公共领域，而不是几乎任何其他20世纪的古典或前一种-Garde发展。后最低派开始于1980年大约大约，并建立在最低派的第一届从业者的基础上。新的最低次论作曲家和表演者可以说是比他们的祖先的影响更多，包括摇滚，爵士，世界音乐，民间，声音艺术，噪音，甚至偶尔古典浪漫的手势。当然，极简主义者Steve Reich，Philip Glass，Terry Riley和Lamonte Young非常受非西方音乐传统的影响，但后最低纲领主义者将进一步放松 - 或者有些人可能会说，水下 - 极简主义的正式狭窄。音乐作家和Composer Kyle Gann引用了一系列主要作曲家，在第一波后最低派的第一波，因为'70年代结束了，'80年代开始 - 威廉·佛陀，Janice Giteck，Daniel Lentz，Ingram Marshall和Jonathan Kramer - 以及Gann也mentions the influences they drew from as they moved beyond minimalism, ranging from Messiaen to Balinese music to U.S. patriotic tunes. On the rock side of the equation, Gann includes leaders on the cutting edge of the New York no wave scene such as Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham in his description of post-minimalism. Others who may be familiar to avant jazz and rock audiences include Mikal Rouse, David Borden, and Guy Klucevsek. Composer John Adams was initially viewed as a minimalist but went on to meld the rhythmic propulsion of minimalism with Romantic elements and Stravinsky-informed neo-classicism. Composers associated with the New York-based Bang on a Can -- notably David Lang, Julia Wolf, Michael Gordon, and Evan Ziporyn -- also remain enamored of minimalist approaches yet clearly feel free to explore a host of other contemporary music influences from world music to electronica. On the other side of the Atlantic, Dutch composer Louis Andriessen is seen as a major figure in European minimalism, while also establishing a reputation in the post-minimalist world. Andriessen, who has described his music as "avant-garde minimal music that also dealt with jazz from the twenties," has worked closely with the British new music ensemble Icebreaker, a group that often moves in post-minimalist directions. Sicilian cellist Giovanni Sollima has also been labeled as a post-minimalist, using repeating arpeggios and ostinati while incorporating rock and jazz influences as well as Mediterranean folk forms. Continuing the post-minimalist thread, Sollima has collaborated with the French/Belgian ensemble Art Zoyd, whose earliest semi-acoustic incarnation might be considered an influence on the Flemish drummerless avant-prog chamber group Aranis, a 21st century band that brings post-minimalist flexibility to music with occasional strong Philip Glass-like tendencies.