Those who turned to the dodecaphonic
technique included not just teachers but also their students (Wojciech Kilar, Jan Gawlas, Witold Szalonek, and Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki).
One T-word that never popped into my game-playing head was 'tonal.' Wuorinen is an avowed enemy of traditional tonality and a career-long proponent of twelve-tone modernism--if a compositional method that's been around for a century can still be considered 'modern.' I have nothing against dodecaphonic
scores, or modernism, in general--Berg's Lulu and Stravinsky's Agon, to name just an easy two, rank among my favorite stage works--but I admit to plenty of reservations about opera composers who have no business writing operas, whose music brings nothing to the dramatic matter at hand but unpleasant, undifferentiated noise.
the necessity for the dodecaphonic
language is USELESS.
SchE[micro]nberg, who developed dodecaphonic
music, found the world of film soundtracks fascinating, highly appealing.
but full of romantic gestures and tonal inflections, the piece is highly expressive and relatively accessible.
Zeno's "stuttering" violin playing echoes the new rhythms of twentieth-century atonal and dodecaphonic
An avant-garde composer, he employs pantonal, dodecaphonic
, electroacoustic, and aleatoric techniques in his compositions.
(15) So too Said fully grasped the implications of Adorno's "rule of thumb that in the contemporary world cultural forms that appear most distant from society--for example the lyric and dodecaphonic
music--are the best places to see the imprint as well as the distortions of society upon the subject" (Said 2000, 166).
This essay, which discusses Wittgenstein's attitude towards modern music, argues that, despite several attempts to compare Schoenberg's dodecaphonic
compositional procedures with Wittgenstein's attempt to attain purity in language, there is a radical difference in their understanding of music.
In any event, the intent of the assignment was to introduce students to a different, yet somewhat controlled way of composing; i.e., following dodecaphonic
procedures, yet noting that there was still considerable freedom in the shaping of tones that might reflect individual feelings by varying dynamics, textures, timbres, durations, silences, registers, and so forth.
The piece initially has a dodecaphonic
feel, although the pattern here is usually to hear 10 notes of the chromatic scale before a note is repeated.