MUS 1030 Lecture 4: 20th Century (2)

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Published on 30 Nov 2016
School
TNTECH
Department
Music
Course
MUS 1030
Professor
20th Century
of the iss
Where do we go from here?
o Atonal: absence of a tonal center, no note leads to another
o Polytonal: more than one tonal center sounding simultaneously
o The isms:
Impressionism
Neoclassicism
Experimentalism
Serialism/Expressionism
Primitivism
Minimalism
o Musical Characteristics:
Melody: becomes secondary to creating a mood or environment, no
longer the focal point
Harmony: Dissonance no longer revolves to consonance, absence of a
total center
Rhythm: almost surpasses melody and harmony as compositional
devices, unmeasured rhythms
Timbre: new sounding combinations and tone colors, use of electronic
instruments and artificial sounds
Texture: no longer purely polyphonic/homophonic, but more concerned
ith the thikess or thiess of the sound
Form: form no longer important, however some structure can be
observed
Impressionism
o Musical attributes:
Irregular phrases
lurrig of foral outlies
avoidance of traditional harmonic progressions
unresolved dissonance
concerned with reatig a atmosphere
o Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
The Afteroo of a Fau
Primitivism
o Music that employs dissonance, irregular rhythmic patterns, and short motivic
melodies
Ex.) The Rite of Spring, c. 1913
Ballet in 2 parts
o Part : The Adoratio of Earth itro ad  sees
o Part : The “arifie of the Chose Oe  sees
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Style in 3 Periods
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