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Music: AOS 2 ­ Changing Directions in Western Classical Music

Expressionism & Serialism

Expressionism believes that art should express inner feelings and emotions without being
restricted by conventional form. Expressionists try to convey the full range of human
emotions through atonal, which was less restrictive than traditional tonal. Characteristics

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Experimental Music

Experimental Music is music written by 20th Century composers in an attempt to rewrite
and completely ignore old rules of music. It has the following features:

Aleatoricism/music left to chance ­ the composer only outlines initial ideas
which the performers then interpret differently each performance.
Graphic scores ­…


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