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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000932.txt from 2000/07

From: Nicholas Yuk Sing Yip <nyip@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: [kl] Serialist
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 01:22:58 -0400

Serialism, which serialist derives from, usually involves a set of pitch
class numbers and organization. Look up composers such as Stravinsky and
Schoenberg and his students. It is a lot more than 'not tonal'.

On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, William Wright wrote:

> 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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