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atonal

Music having no established key
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In the end, Scruton believes that atonal music is kitsch in this same sense.
The almost negligible interest in Schonberg's dodecaphony and the freely atonal and later music of Anton Webern was paralleled by the almost complete lack of response to the work of the futurists, who were little known in the CSR and/or seemed too radical and so incompatible with the desire of most Czechoslovak inter-war composers to synthesise avant-garde influences and so exclude or tone down extremes.
Taking a different route, Temin-Vergez's almost atonal Hybrid #1 & 2 (2003) bristles with intricate patterns designed to stimulate what the artist describes as a restless "flow of vision.
This remarkable indie quintet -- which, naturally, is from Georgia -- has made an irresistible new album that somehow puts together Eurodisco, atonal guitar, cheerfully gloomy lyrics and some unexpectedly bracing off-kilter melodies for a cartoony set that's as addictive as Pez.
I won't especially berate you about your evident distaste for atonal music, since I shared that aversion during my years as a horn player and organist.
It should be noted that these chantments tend to be atonal, and may be found to be more distracting than enhancing to the narration.
All three are quite listenable (conductor Jose Serebreier's liner notes make the case that in the '50s, atonal music was the rage, and music like this was simply overlooked), and indeed, more than that, they are quite rewarding to listen to.
Depression-era Tin Pan Ally songs were upbeat, such as "We're in the Money"; whereas, when you think of European music of the last century it was atonal and sombre, It's embracing its sadness.
Most helpful for the seriously atonal is the Star's voice pitch-shifting technology.
For more on Petr Janata's study, visit his home page at atonal.
The stuff I don't get is the kind of atonal mumbling singer looking down at his shoes, like "I'm shopping at a thrift store, heeey.
Rorem must feel some kind of satisfaction that his quiet yet persistent rant against dissonant, atonal modernist complexity has finally found vindication.