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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    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...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    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...
  3. Music Theory
    Atonality isn't a good term for my usage. I will use the term non-tonal from now on.
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    What do you think of Verklärte Nacht? I ask because I am curious whether it is the atonality that drives some people away from Schoenberg, or the Teutonic heaviness.
  5. Music Theory
    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?
  6. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi, everyone. 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...
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