abstract music

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absolute music, abstract music, pure music - Absolute music (abstract music, pure music) is music for its own sake—concerned only with structure, melody, harmony, and rhythm.
See also related terms for melody.
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In 1928, Kandinsky agreed to stage Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (1874) because it "went far beyond the painted 'content' and assumed purely musical form." "The entire staging was 'abstract,'" Kandinsky wrote, involving only "color and form." In 1948, Greenberg continued the musical metaphor--the idea that the best painting is abstract music by borrowing the term "'polyphonic' from music ...
That's something that someone can understand who's not interested in abstract music, even though the kernel of the idea is still conceptually very sound.
The remarkable transformation was completed with abstract music, composed by Mark Reveley.
To wind this all up on a more abstract note, former Worcester-area poet Otis Galloway, working under the name DJ 02is, has been recording strange, funky abstract music as part of something called "The 99 Project.'' This song, "Near Life Experience,'' is No.
Accompanied by keyboard, drums and vocals, the eight-track album of progressive and abstract music is representative of his own taste in music, encompassing bands like Genesis and 1970s "progressive rock" band Yes.
Some authors integrate socio-cultural contexts, an element whose addition to more of the contributions would have been welcome, although it might have been far-fetched when discussing abstract music such as Chopin's use of "modular conception" (p.
Similar musical material arises through transformation of the musical surface or by alternative realization of abstract music structures.
There is greater dynamic range, more detail of orchestral color, and in general, the score works better as abstract music in the hands of the Post-Classical Ensemble.
In a similar way, Dante's attempt to describe the abstract music of heaven is prepared by the transition from monophony to polyphony that takes place between Purgatory and Paradise, allowing the readers to come to terms with such a powerful concept as the sound of God.
And while Glass' abstract music advances Euripides' poetic tropes, its otherworldliness feels at odds with the high anxiety levels Nicholas Rudall's new translation brings out in the chorus--led with practiced grace by Karen Kandel, but clad, for some reason known to costumer Kaye Voyce, in harem outfits in an electrifying shade of orange.
That makes Being There a great album, with the familiar drop-dead gorgeous melodies, the Latin and Gospel touches, even a little freer, more abstract music on Interlude and parts of Karmosin.
Noise is to sonic art what abstract painting is to visual art, so it's probably fair to think of it as abstract music.