Relative tonality: a musical answer to the theory of relativity (B3)

The link between physics and music

In the second half of the 20th century, audiences often found the numerous musical experiments carried out at the time hard to grasp, because there were no prior references available. Gradually, tools were developed that made it possible to link those ‘fresh notes’ in a more acceptable context. At the start of the 21st century, Schönberg’s insights and Allen Fort’s set theory were combined by the lecturer in a new harmonic system: relative tonality. Short musical examples will be played.

A highly relevant and topical lecture, in which some familiarity with 20th century experimental music is assumed. Particularly appropriate for music students and fans of avant-garde music.

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