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Music Quest – The Schoenberg

ShePatch, Vanessa Cuccia

The Schoenberg Method of composing music never gained any real popularity.  When I’ve played this style for my students, their responses are filled with words like scary, sad, weird, and crazy.  Maybe it’s because they are so young that they didn’t have my reaction when I first heard this kind of music, one summer during college. That summer I met a director and musician named Carlo Altomare, who introduced me to this method, also known as the twelve-tone technique. Action Painting – Naoki Iwakawa – Carlo Altomare – Excavation 1C – Theaterlab The twelve-tone technique is also known as the Schoenberg method because it was developed by Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951).  Schoenberg was the first modern composer to embrace ways of developing motifs without resorting to the dominance of a centralized melodic idea.

Hold Me Loosely She-Patch

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