Music 408 D

Class Notes

Summer 2017


The Demise of Tonality: from Tonality to Atonality
Symbolism, Impressionism and Expressionism; artistic trends at the turn of the century. Constructive devices: Rhythm
Cage's "square root" method and the use of time proportions Non-tonal Centricity and Modes
Polychords, polytonality, polymodality; quartal harmony.
Neo-classicism and constructivism.
Constructive devices: Timbre
Bruitism; Dada and Futurism
Klangfarbenmelodie; prepared piano. Atonal systems
Tone-row music and serialism I. Tone-row II Tone-row III Messiaen and his technique non-retrogradable rhythms

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