From an interview of rock musician Ezra Reich:
Which isn't to say Ezra wasn't moved by his father's music. "I was definitely moved by the sounds of my dad, the syncopation of the mallets and the strings. The little rhythms and the interplay of sounds and textures really got to me. I'm a big fan of his early pieces, like 'Music for 18 Musicians,' that have these beautiful harmonies and melodies."
Music for 18 Musicians probably is the canonical minimalism work, at least as seen by the rock-inclined.
Ezra's music streams here. On first listen, it strikes me as a more emotional Brian Ferry.