(german) Very harsh, dissonant, an artistic movement which expressed intense subjective emotion. Tonal opposite of impressionism
“Style of music that takes from language, culture and historical references of a nation found in legends, myths, dances, landscapes, references,“ expresses a composer’s nationality with the use of folk songs central to a particular nation/nationality.
[Appalachian Spring- Copland]
Style of music that offers insistent rhythms and use of defined percussive sounds. (sounds tribal on purpose)
[Rite of Spring- Stravinsky]
use of an ordered set of pitches based on a numerical pattern.
[Composition for Synthesizer- Milton Babbitt]
insistent repetitions, melodic passages that evolve and change.
[Short Ride on a Fast Machine- Adams]
Outside the norm, braking tradition, experimental, ahead of its’ time.
composition chosen by chance and performance is not specified.
[4:33- John Cage]
inserting quotations from existing pieces into a new work.
[Concerto Grosso- Ellen Zwilich]
the use of a variety of techniques in a single work that are relatively alien to the composer