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Department
Music
Course
MUSI 1002
Professor
John Higney
Semester
Winter

Description
nd MusicApril 2 th20 Century Musical Style Rhythmvigorous energetic rhythms Polymeterconflicting simultaneous metersPolyrhythmsConflicting simultaneous rhythmic patterns between different instrumentsTone ColourComposers rejected the stringdominated timbre of the Romantic orchestra Composers seek new soundsTraditional acoustical instruments played in a percussive rather than lyrical manner Creation of electronic and computer music Incorporation of environmental noise TextureVaried FormA range of extremesNeoclassical revival reinvigorated traditional symphonic formsTwelvetone allowed for mathematical controlChance based on random events Influence from other forms Igor Stravinsky 18821971Three style periods Russian Ballet Period
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