atonal

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characterized by avoidance of traditional western tonality

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Hearing the eerie tones and lucid vocals of her music, I journey imaginatively, fascinated with the combinations of sounds that she brings together melodically and atonally.
At the limits of the theory, students write atonally, thinking in terms of atonal set-theoretical principles derived from experience with the prime trichords.
The almost unrelenting four-voice chromaticism of 12 prophecies may seem tedious to the atonally experienced modern ear, even in this brightly animated performance with Konrad Junghanel's lute providing a firm anchor; but the virtuosity and homogeneity of the five voices can hardly fail to impress in the fine array of music that follows.