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What is sonorism? Or should we say 'sonoristics'? Both terms are used in musicological literature today.

Sonorism is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Sonorism books and related discussion.

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Rediscovering “sonoristics”: A groundbreaking theory from the
adjective “sonoristic” as well as another, more frequently occurring noun, ..
Rocznik LIII
Boundaries and Definitions: The Compositional Realities of Polish Sonorism. Maciej Gołąb. The Evolution of Józef M.
Polish Music since Szymanowski
In addition to a discussion of 'sonorism' (from.
References and Citations
"The Polish School of Sonorism and its European Context," in. Crosscurrents and Counterpoints: Offerings in Honor of Bengt Hambraeus at 70, ed. Per.
Shanghai Quartet Program

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As the New Yorker music critic Alex Ross notes in his book The Rest Is Noise, Penderecki was part of a wave of Eastern European composers who rose to prominence with a musical approach known as sonorism.

Suggested Web Resources

Sonorism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sonorism is an approach to musical composition that focuses on the characteristics and qualities of sound.
MTO 6.1: Mirka, Texture in Penderecki's Sonoristic Style
KEYWORDS: Penderecki, sonorism..
9 - Sonorism and experimentalism - Cambridge Books Online
This book looks at Polish music since 1937 and its interaction with political and cultural turmoil.
Boundaries and Definitions: The Compositional Realities of Polish
Even in Poland, 'sonorism' and 'sonoristics' seem to have dropped from sight in the 1970s.

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