What is a gamelan ensemble? From where? What influence did it have on composers? (which composers?)
It's the Indonesian term for a musical ensemble
A system developed to replace traditional harmony
Alban Berg's well-known expressionist opera about cynicism, helplessness, and depression
Music that has no defined key or pitch center
A compositional technique that uses chromatic tones in a specific order so a to avoid tonality
Technique that resulted in a half sung, hal-spoken vocal line.
The basic building block of dodecaphony, made up of non-repeating notes.
Listen the difference of Chordophone, Idiophone, Membranophoe, Aerophone
A late 19th century artistic movement that sought to capture the visual impression rather than the literal reality of subject.
An artistic school of the early twentieth century that attempted to represent the psychological and emotional experience of modern humanity.
The use of frenzied, irregular rhythms and percussive effects to evoke a feeling of primitive power. Like Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring".
In music of the early 20th century, the philosophy that muscial composition should be approached with objectivity and restraint. Neoclassical composers were attracted to the textures and forms of the baroque and classical periods.
A Subtle French poetic style from the late 19th century that stressed the sound and color of the words and suggested rather than clearly outlined the meaning or story behind the text.
People who study world musics, generally categorize musical instruments differently than they do Western instruments. (Metallophones)
Know the main points of our guest speaker
You should know it since you paid most attention to him. ;]
Aleatory, Indeterminacy, Chance Music (All 3 has the same meanning)
Technique created by Henry Cowell. Composers actually wrote into a musical score that performers could play or sing the music at any time they chose or even play or sing anything they wanted to for a given amount of time.
Created by Henry Cowell. Smashing down a large group of adjacent notes on the piano to create a dense and dissonant sound.