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  serial music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In contrast to tonal music, whose unity is perceived in the primacy of a single construct, the triad (the major or minor chord), serial music is not pitch centric, i.e., there is no home key.
These forms are the prime, retrograde (pitch order reversed), inversion (interval direction reversed), and retrograde inversion, and the twelve transpositional degrees of the foregoing.
Pierre Boulez and Milton Babbitt have led efforts toward “total serialization,” the application of serial technique to rhythm, dynamics, and timbre, in addition to pitch.
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  serial music - Encyclopedia.com
serial music the body of compositions whose fundamental syntactical reference is a particular ordering (called series or row) of the twelve pitch classes—C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B—that constitute the equal-tempered scale.
In contrast to tonal music, whose unity is perceived in the primacy of a single construct, the triad (the major or minor chord), serial music is not pitch centric, i.e., there is no home key.
in the Indonesian serial JR Suamiku and Thai...
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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Serialism is often, though not universally, held to begin with twelve-tone technique, which uses a set of the 12 notes of the chromatic scale to form a row (a nonrepeating arrangement of the 12 tones of the chromatic scale) as the unifying basis for a composition's melody, harmony, structural progressions, and variations.
The term "series" should not be confused with the mathematical definition, which nevertheless comes into conjunction when the scales involved are projected from numerical sequences such as the arithmetic series, harmonic series (including its acoustical manifestation as the overtone series and its inversion, the so-called subharmonic series), geometric series, Fibonacci series, or infinity series.
Other practitioners of serial music argued that individual elements should not be under serial control, but instead under some form of stochastic patterning, or that the large scale of the composition should be under serial control, but individual events at the selection of the composer, or the performer.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Serial music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Serialism is a rigid system of writing music in which various elements of the piece are ordered according to a pre-determined series, and variations on it.
Serialism is an extension of Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique (sometimes called dodecaphony), which involves the use of tone rows: the basis of the system is that the main theme of the composition consists of one (and only one) instance of each of the twelve notes in the chromatic scale.
The terms serial and twelve tone are sometimes used as synonyms, though this is not strictly speaking correct.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/se/Serial_music   (139 words)

 The Music Chamber - Serialism
A serial composer could have several different series to govern several different elements of the music (for example, one series for the notes, one for the note lengths, another for volume, etc...).
Serial music is almost completely detatched from "traditional" music, in terms of melody, rhythm, and harmony.
In serial music, the listener is only aware of unrepeated and unpredictable musical "events" which dissolve in and out of each other in an apparently random fashion.
library.thinkquest.org /27110/noframes/periods/serialism.html   (332 words)

 MTO 5.3: Buhler, James, Review of Roger Scruton
Serialism, in other words, orders sound rather than tones, which means that serialism is fundamentally incapable of displacing the centrality of the tonal metaphor.
Popular music ceases to be music, just as sexual love ceases to be love: nothing less than this is required by the new form of life--the fear, inadequacy, and anger that attend the attempt to live without the blessing of the dead--is itself expressed by the popular culture and reabsorbed by it.
Scruton attributes this "death" of music to the triumph of democratic culture and the leveling of taste that goes with it, but it is equally possible that such loss of faith, as it might be called, has as much to do with a general reflection of democratic culture on its own conditions of possibility.
www.societymusictheory.org /mto/issues/mto.99.5.3/mto.99.5.3.buhler.html   (4459 words)

 Stockhausen's New Morphology of Musical Time, Serialism: C. Koenigsberg December 1991
Webern's music is not serial, but it is on the way to being so in its limitation of itself to a single system of proportion in a composition.
The determination of exactly which elements to serialize, and in what manner, becomes an essential part of the compositional process, and the eventual filling in of the actual notes on the page is almost an anticlimax (at least, in the opinions of the critics of total serial music, whom we will hear from shortly).
All the musical elements participated on an equal footing in the shaping process and all the properties of the notes were constantly renewed from one note to the next.
www.music.princeton.edu /~ckk/smmt/serialism.3.html   (4966 words)

 serial music
serial music is constructed according to the principle (...) of 12-note composition.
This is of special interest because its theoretical basis differs radically from that of the serial music of the composers of the Second Viennese School.
serialism and atonalism were initially the same thing, and serialism let do a much greater appreciation of the importance of tonal colour (timbre) in music.
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 Music Theory: Harmony: Non-Tonal Music
Music that has what may seem to have a key center and that uses conventional chords, but in which the progression does not follow the conventions of functional harmony, is referred to as modal.
In pan-tonal music, there may be points during the music at which clearly defined tonal centers seem to be established in relatively conventional ways, but the modulations are rapid, to unrelated keys, and no one key center predominates.
In serial music, one is supposed to be able to relate any note of a composition to the tone row in some way.
www.outsideshore.com /school/music/almanac/html/Music_Theory/Harmony/Non-Tonal_Music.htm   (1207 words)

 Backstage Pass: Rodgers Researches Stravinsky's Music
Lynne Rogers, assistant professor of music theory, recently returned from a year-long academic leave that included a four-month stint in Basel, Switzerland, during which time she researched harmonic and contrapuntal aspects of Igor Stravinsky's mature serial works.
Serialism refers to the revolution in composition pioneered by Arnold Schoenberg in the 1920's in which music's traditional tonal organization was replaced by new procedures and principles.
In the meantime, she is writing an article on a series of sketches for The Flood, and will offer a lecture on another aspect of her research this November at the national meeting of the Society of Music Theory, for whom she has presented several papers in the past.
www.oberlin.edu /con/bkstage/199909/rogers_lynne.html   (624 words)

 AllRefer.com - serial music (Music: Theory, Forms, And Instruments) - Encyclopedia
serial music, the body of compositions whose fundamental syntactical reference is a particular ordering (called series or row) of the twelve pitch classes : C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B : that constitute the equal-tempered scale.
In contrast to tonal music, whose unity is perceived in the primacy of a single construct, the triad (the major or minor chord), serial music is not pitch centric, i.e., there is no home key.
Pierre Boulez and Milton Babbitt have led efforts toward "total serialization," the application of serial technique to rhythm, dynamics, and timbre, in addition to pitch.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/serialmu.html   (386 words)

I say music is not a language (though it shares some attributes therewith), there are no musical 'facts' (the closest thing is laws of acoustics, which are interesting but not a self-sufficient basis for a musical practice), and thus no possibility for music to misrepresent those facts, i.e.
You're right that serialism took a 'rational' approach as its source of legitimacy, but that doesn't mean that the serialists were seeking a more universally understandable, or even more beautiful, language than common practice, just one that wasn't rooted in the past, and (this is what's key) didn't presuppose a cultural milieu.
As a composer of serial music and a performer of experimental music I strive to keep an open ear and an open mind to the sounds around me. Though its been tried, I doubt that any kind of music can be defined out of existence merely because someone powerful or persuasive doesn't like it.
www.newmusicbox.org /article.nmbx?id=4819   (3604 words)

 Serial Music Composer 1.00 - Free Download. Composes 12-tone serial music, plays or saves as MIDI file
Serial Music Composer version 1.00 is a program for algorithmic music composition.
The basis of the program is the twelve-tone serial composition technique developed by Arnold Schoenberg and others.
Serial Music Composer, music, composition, MIDI, serial, Schoenberg, Webern, twelve tone
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 Modern Music
Music of the 20th century broke free of the styles and traditions of the previous periods.
It caused a riot at its first performance because the dancing and music were nothing like the audience was used to seeing or hearing.
Nationalistic music told the listener where the music was from.
brebru.com /musicroom/modern/modern.html   (412 words)

 Serial joe lyrics, Serial joe guitar tabs, Serial joe bass tabs, Serial joe pictures, Serial joe fonts, discography, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Band fonts section Serial joe is another category that deserves some attention, especially for those who are big fans of the band Serial joe and like to collect or create band logos and such.
Last but not least, musiceffect.com music merchandise is the section where our visitors can buy a poster or a t-shirt of their favorite band Serial joe.
Music Magazines section is always full of stuff for you to choose from and the monthly issues are always updated.
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 Reason Magazine - Hit & Run > Serial Killers
From the speculations of Pythagoras about the "music of the spheres" in ancient Greece onwards, most western musicians had agreed that musical beauty was based on a mysterious connection between sound and mathematics, and that this provided music with an objective goal, something that transcended the individual composer's idiosyncrasies and aspired to the universal.
So why is it that the inventor of 12-tone serial music—which nobody listens to, that has been abandoned by history, and that may or may not have dominated classical music academia for a period of less than a decade—gets blamed for everything from ruining classical music to inspiring bureaucratic bloat?
That is the purpose of classical music, to celebrate the magnificent achievement of the individual over the violence and looterism of the collectivist masses.
www.reason.com /hitandrun/2005/06/serial_killers.shtml   (3729 words)

 Serial Music
Serial music of the mid-century, now almost fifty years behind us and very much “out of fashion,” is a recent scholarly interest of mine.
I would be interested to know of ongoing or completed research on the serial music of these figures.
Should I receive significant information on this topic, which I believe to be important in the history of 20th-century avant-garde concert music, I will add it to this page of my website.
www.allenforte.com /serial.html   (91 words)

 serial music — FactMonster.com
twelve-tone music - twelve-tone music: twelve-tone music: see serial music.
tonality - tonality tonality, in music, quality by which all tones of a composition are heard in relation to...
minimalism: Minimalism in Music - Minimalism in Music In music, the minimalist movement was, like minimal art, a reaction against a...
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 MTO 12.1: Guerrero, Serial Intervention in Nono's Il canto sospeso
Serial pitch-classes begin at Position-Grid I and end at Position-Grid IX in immediate succession because of the technique, which creates a constant value of 90 time-points for each pitch-class (empty spaces equal the sum of the integers 1 through 12, plus 12 for each pitch-class's occurrence).
Subsequent boxes are devoted to further members of the duration-factor series, with the pace speeding up (as in Boxes 3, 4, 6, and 9) and slowing down in turns (as in Boxes 5, 7, and 8).
The twelve-tone series that generates Sospeso belongs to the class of "All-Interval Series," as discussed by Daniel Starr and Robert Morris in "The Structure of All-Interval Series," Journal of Music Theory 18.2 (Autumn 1974): 364-389.
mto.societymusictheory.org /issues/mto.06.12.1/mto.06.12.1.guerrero.html   (10405 words)

 Serial Music, Serial Aesthetics - Cambridge University Press
Serial music was one of the most important aesthetic movements to emerge in post-war Europe, but its uncompromising music and modernist aesthetic has often been misunderstood.
It traces serialism’s debt to the theories of Klee and Mondrian, and its relationship to developments in concrete art, modern poetry and the information aesthetics and semiotics of Max Bense and Umberto Eco.
Grant sketches an aesthetic theory of serialism as experimental music, arguing that serial theory’s embrace of both rigorous intellectualism and aleatoric processes is not, as many have suggested, a paradox, but the key to serial thought and to its relevance for contemporary theory.
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 Music: Serial Organization (Seattle Weekly)
You know, he knows what he's doing when to comes to the artwork and music and press and everything combined, just pushing his product really well.
Because it's one thing to be cool, but then it's another thing to put so much into that and not really to try to get people to notice it.
But my main reason for moving was I just couldn't deal with L.A. It was just really difficult to try to continue to work on music, and the shows we did in L.A. were just not good at all.
www.seattleweekly.com /2004-09-22/music/serial-organization.php   (768 words)

 serial - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Serial, in computer science, in reference to data transfer, serial transmission is the sending of information one bit at a time over a single wire....
Universal Serial Bus, external bus interface supporting data transfer and exchange at a maximum transmission rate of 480 million bits per second...
Twelve-Tone System, widely used approach to writing music, developed by the Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg.
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 Gems of compositional wisdom Ch.5- serial materials
One particularly vociferous subculture argued that serial materials were supposedly new, scientific, rational, and somehow emancipated from traditional Western culture, which they (the members of this subculture) saw as a monolith stretching from Gregorian Chant to World Wars I and II.
Many of us know a lot of music we like that is all for unpitched percussion, or is some special kind of folk music; in either case the terminology of tonality never arises.
This series of symbols describes four chords, specifying their melody notes, bass notes, and providing enough information to formulate the middle notes, while at the same time stating their function relative to the rhetoric of a major key...without identifying the key.
www.cosmoedu.net /DoctorFields/5.htm   (7564 words)

 Modern Period
This 1938 portrait by Pablo Picasso entitled Head of Marie-Therese represents visually what composers were doing with their music.
Composers of serial music include Berg, Schoenberg, and Webern.
Probably the most important development in 20th century music was popular music.
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 "Serial Recordings America" Various Artists
SERIAL RECORDINGS AMERICA: An outstanding selection from one of France’s top House Music Labels, Serial Records.
They excell in mixing soul, jazz and electronic music with a unique and interesting feel.
This single, including 3 brand new remixes, is being released for the first time in North America by MRP Music Group.
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 Serial Composer 2.0
It might be useful for a composer of modern classical music (or "serial" music) who wants to find a new fancy series.
If the elliptic checkbox is checked, Serial Composer will make a 23 tone sequence, in which the last note of the first series is also the first note of the second series.
Serial Composer saves its preferences in file named "Serial Composer 1.x Prefs" (where 1.x is the version of the Serial Composer that created the file) in Preferences folder inside System folder.
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 Ultra Serial - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Ultra Serial’s unique blend of late 80's AC/DC style metal and early 90's alternative has begun to permeate the Cincinnati music scene.
Ultra Serials musical philosophy is to write simple yet experimental types of rock that fallow the basic forms of past decades while adding modernity to their style.
The members believe that modern music has become to over produced and less impromptu causing a lack of creativity that previous generations understood.
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