dodecaphonic

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This video is seriously awesome, it’s a lovely introduction to some music theory I was previously unfamiliar with! Also it’s a great way to kill a half an hour.

“Any musician who has not truly experienced the necessity of dodecaphonic music is USELESS. For his whole work is irrelevant to the needs of his epoch.”
— Pierre Boulez, 1952

“As usually happens, it is likely that new ideas, new fashions, and the pressing forward of new generations will soon obliterate my small contribution. Yet I like to think that in each generation may be found a few responsive minds, and for them I should still like the work to be available. To shake hands with a good friend over the centuries is a pleasant thing, and the affection which an individual may retain after his departure is perhaps the only thing which guarantees an ultimate life to his work.”
— Gerald Finzi, 1952