Meaning of serialist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪərɪəlɪst/

adjective & noun


See serialism

‘He would also have us believe that somehow, serialists and atonalists could bury expression in their music by piling on the mathematical base on which their music was founded.’
  • ‘The serialists / atonalists wrapped themselves in quasi-mathematical systems at the expense of the subjective, though they insisted that the works were meant to be expressive.’
  • ‘One might suggest that he turned away from the complexity of the serialist school where it seemed that complexity equaled meaning.’
  • ‘Fortunately, I stumbled upon the serialist composers and their work - people who used strict mathematical formulas to structure their music composition, effectively generating music out of numbers.’
  • ‘It's either some unlistenable Czech serialist, or some unknown Baroque clavichordist.’