dissonance

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discordance

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a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality

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However audiences eventually react to this second outing of "Post-Fight Dissonances," it is hoped that, this time around, life will refrain from imitating art.
As Hitchens notes in the essay "Something About the Poems": "In looking for creative dissonance, we should attend to the long rhythms and traditional echoes.
A pairing of the Black Mountain poets with black writers from the United States and the Caribbean probably would not immediately occur to most readers, yet Nathaniel Mackey's study Discrepant Engagement: Dissonance, Cross-Culturality, and Experimental Writing provocatively examines this very relationship.
Suppose there is a substantial increase in the dissonances in a system.
For example, Harald Krebs's highly influential exploration of Schumann's rhythm, Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonances in the Music of Robert Schumann (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), includes analyses of the rhythmic dissonances and their expressive function in some of Schumann's well-known lieder.
The Johannesburg Biennale is intended to go beyond melting-pot multiculturalism to investigate the dissonances that disturb the smooth surface of the new globalism, with exhibitions on women, South Africans, and urban identities.
On another level, in describing the clash of beliefs between the grandmother, an ardent disciple of Obeah and folk traditions, and her son, a science teacher in the United States, the tale comments upon cultural dissonances characterizing two worlds which are increasingly bound to one another by a nearly constant exchange of people and commodities.
Brown is unmatched at examining the subtle realities and dissonances behind the serene classical images of the humanists.
After clarifying the nature of metrical dissonance as a musical state, Krebs goes on to identify a host of musical processes involving changing states of metrical dissonances.
The expression of intractable discord within an essentially harmonic structure is itself a theophanic proclamation, that is, of the fortunate unattainability of a certain kind of spiritual realization: that which would stake everything on a harmonious state of being while ignoring the dissonances which figure the actual diversity - and thus the varied possibilities - of the human spirit.