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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000909.txt from 2000/07

From: "Raymond Kong" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Serialist
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 12:52:09 -0400

Serial music is not always atonal. Serialism just make use of a series of
tones/rhythm or even level of loudness. The last serial work I heard was by
a Singaporean composer(can't remember his name) who use a series of notes
based on the pentatonic scale.

Raymond Kong

----- Original Message -----
From: William Wright <>
Subject: [kl] Serialist

> My music dictionary doesn't have a definition for 'serialist.' I
> have a vague understanding that 'serialist' means 'not tonal', as in
> music that doesn't have a 'home' tone to which it returns. Is this the
> full meaning, or is there more?
> Thanks,
> Bill

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