serialism

[seer-ee-uh-liz-uhm]

Origin:
1960–65; serial + -ism

serialist, noun
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serialism (ˈsɪərɪəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
See also twelve-tone (in 20th-century music) the use of a sequence of notes in a definite order as a thematic basis for a composition and a source from which the musical material is derived

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It was his final attempt at adapting serialism to his own music.
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