We've been talking a lot here at the freesound project about minimalism... what it is how to do it.
Here's a minimalist piece I've been working on for a little while. It really only has 4 parts. The long drone, the gong, the strumming synth sound and a faint melody (played on two instruments slightly out of phase.)
What do you think?
The base of it was this -http://www.freesound.org/people/thatjeffcarter/sounds/148025/
I use Ableton Live 8(lite) and an Oxygen49 midi keyboard.