This is NOT meant to be an opportunity to debate the merits of atonality. Simply a means of more fully understanding what tonality IS and what it means to have atonality. :tiphat:
The Balloon and the Popped Balloon
When I first learned about atonality, I was taught, probably like many of you...
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood has done pretty interesting things with London Contemporary Orchestra. He made an album with the amazing composer Krzysztof Penderecki. He's really into Steve Reich's music. What do you think about his pieces?
Unfortunately, most of his work is not on Youtube. You...
For me, the only truly atonal music are Cage's 4' 33" and field recordings like Lopez where there is no true tonal center. Everything else for me is tonal in basis.
So isn't atonality a more complex form of tonality with mathematical strictures?
First, please do not use this topic to bash people who LIKE atonal music and do not use it to bash people who think atonal music sounds like a cat running across a keyboard console!
I just want to get a good, somewhat empirical discussion going as to WHY certain people genuinely...