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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Serial techniques are also present in this work, and there are many stylistic similarities with the Piezas caprichosaz'.
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.
A creative crisis in the early 1950s led to him absorbing the serial techniques of Schoenberg, which he assimilated into a late style highly admired by students of his work.
Influenced by both the Darmstadt school and American experimentalism, Transicion II is a caricature of avant-garde endeavor where a prepared piano, clusters, indeterminancy, live electronics, open form, serial techniques, graphic notation, and musical theatrics are casually mixed.
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.
It's unlikely that Tuur's recourse to serial techniques would have been flavour of the month, either - surely incomprehensible to the proletariat.