serialism(redirected from Serialist music)
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1. Serial compositions.
2. The theory or composition of serial music.
(Music, other) (in 20th-century music) the use of a sequence of notes in a definite order as a thematic basis for a composition and a source from which the musical material is derived. See also twelve-tone
se•ri•al•ism(ˈsɪər i əˌlɪz əm)
a technique for composing music in which tones are used in fixed sequences of arbitrary placement without regard for tonality.
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|Noun||1.||serialism - 20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner