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Consider the range of new sounds explored in the 20th Century music; refer to specific works by Boulez and developments in terms of writing for vocal, and music technology.

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Consider the range of new sounds explored in the 20th Century music; refer to specific works by Boulez and developments in terms of writing for vocal, and music technology. Out of all the 20th Century Composers, Boulez has a reputation as one of the most passionate, precise and innovative. After inspiration from Schoenberg's 12 tone system and his application and development of total serialism; Boulez has produced some of the most progressive and experimental music that the last century has witnessed. ...read more.

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plotted paths through this matrix and this decided all elements of the music, this is what Boulez describes as creation by experimentation and experimentation by creation. He believes in as he can not expect to know what he is composing otherwise he will not be creating something completely new and feels he needs to surprise even him self. Boulez's love of mathematics and music led him to work with and develop total serialism, which is experimented with in almost all of his works. ...read more.

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Boulez was experimenting with this style of singing as a way of introducing unusual tonal qualities into his music. Another Noticeable vocal work by Boulez is "Pli Selon Pli" which is based on a series of poems by Mallarme and is scored for solo soprano and orchestra, originally it was to be scored for solo soprano and a percussion ensemble. Through Experimentation through creation, experimentation and performance Boulez has made breakthrough developments in music both in technology and vocal writing. ...read more.

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