Serial Technique


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Serial Technique

 

a method of composing music, using altered repetitions of a specific series of sounds.

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The piece is wellp-lanned structurally, and serial techniques interspersed with minimalistic passages and occasional moments of aleatoric expression form the basis of the piece.
As Gillmorc asserts, in a refreshing assessment of Weinzweig's legacy, the composer's disdain for popular, tonal, and postmodern trends, his continued use of serial techniques (albeit alongside other styles), and his resolute modernist philosophy that one must never repeat the past, eventually made him, ironically, a symbol of the past himself.
The Boulez chapter in particular takes a good deal for granted in terms of knowledge of serial techniques. In light of their having commissioned an entire chapter on Boulez, the editors must be assumed to consider him the most influential of all post-World War II French composers.
It's unlikely that Tuur's recourse to serial techniques would have been flavour of the month, either - surely incomprehensible to the proletariat.
In his assessment of this feature in the Goethe Lieder, Fearn concludes: "Simply to reveal the structural and unifying aspects of row manipulation in any work is not enough in the case of Dallapiccola's music, and indeed would greatly distort the importance of the serial techniques themselves.
For example, the annotation for Elliott Carter, "Shop Talk by an American Composer" (Musical Quarterly 46 [1960]: 189-201), states: "Although there is no real discussion of serialism or serial techniques, this article presents interesting insights into a composer's view of the craft of composition" (p.
From expressionist operas, Gorse moves to modernist ones in which serial techniques are used as a unifying device in tension with the chaos of their characters' experience.
Dutilleux does not think of himself as a serial composer - although he has used serial techniques in some pieces - nor does he consider his pitch techniques "atonal"; rather, he uses techniques that establish referential pitches or chords to function as a musical "aidememoire" (p.