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Week 9b - After World War II New Directions Post WWII o...

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11/29/2007 After World War II: New Directions Post WWII o Modernism Disconnects with historical continuity Alienation Composers wanted to break connections with traditions and the past Led to horrible destruction and death Sense of ignoring the past Renewed interest in experimentalism 30s has not been marked like previous decades More of movements of return to classicalism o Invention of the magnetic tape recorder First became available Record, re-record, cut and slice tape Before: wax cylinders Start of electronic music Today o Pierre Boulez (1925-present) Young man, Frenchman Agitated, wrote articles Strong minded o Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-present)
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Kind of crazy today Said he was born on a planet that orbited the star, Cereus o 1950 Both of these guys were interested in extending the idea of serialism, integral serialism 12 tone method Idea of getting rid of any tonal center by constructing a tone row
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