Definition of serialist in English:


adjective & noun

  • See serialism

    • ‘It's either some unlistenable Czech serialist, or some unknown Baroque clavichordist.’
    • ‘One might suggest that he turned away from the complexity of the serialist school where it seemed that complexity equaled meaning.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’