Monday, November 16, 2009

Intersections, classical atonal music and avant-garde experimental stuff

I'm learning a very short piece by Shostakovich for a class and am impressed yet again by how it is that people who challenged tonality came up with ideas that influenced people like Sonic Youth and that through them percolated through society in ways that the composers themselves probably couldn't imagine would be possible. Atonality has actually influenced popular music now.

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