atonality

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the absence of a key

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I found these ugly atonalities unsingable and particularly graceless as a frame for Shakespeare's beloved lyrics which needed only a guitar or lute.
Never lapsing into mere pastiche, Tin Hat Trio fuses the structural incisiveness of classical with the sensual fluidity of jazz, offset by probing, avant-garde atonalities.
Classical pianist, playful intellect, and pioneer of audio recording technology, Gould enthralled concert audiences worldwide with a repertoire ranging from Bach's sprite fugues to Arnold Schoenberg's brittle atonalities.
The quartet then may swing over to one of Howlin' Wolf's electric Chicago blues ballads, followed up with a piece by Chinese neo-classical composer Tan Dun or the exquisitely bleak atonalities of Henryk Gorecki.