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atonal

Music having no established key
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It goes without saying that Cage is an atonalist the fullest sense of the word.
Meanwhile, he repeatedly identifies Schoenberg and his pupils Webern and Alban Berg with the demonic atonalist composer Adrian Leverkuhn in Thomas Mann's novel Doctor Faustus, who proposes to "take back" Beethoven's Ode to Joy once and for all.
Whether we want to be serialists, atonalists, diatonicists, minimalists, maximalists, microtonalists, fractalists, or quasianarchists (even John Cage chose to use the I Ching), before we get down to work there are decisions to be made and questions to be answered.