Unified field


Unified field

:"This article is about the musical subject. You may be looking for the Unified field theory in Physics."

In music, unified field is often used to refer to the "unity of musical space" created by the free use of melodic as harmonic and harmonic as melodic material.

The technique is most associated with the twelve-tone technique, created by its "total thematicism" where a tone-row (melody) generates all (harmonic) material. It was also used by Alexander Scriabin, though from a diametrically opposed direction, created by his use of extremely slow harmonic rhythm which eventually led to his use of unordered pitch-class sets, usually hexachords (of six pitches) as harmony from which melody may also be created. (Samson 1977)

It may also be observed in Igor Stravinsky's Russian period, such as in "Les Noces", derived from his use of folk melodies as generating material and influenced by shorter pieces by Claude Debussy, such as "Voiles", and Modest Mussorgsky. Béla Bartók's Bagatelles, and several of Alfredo Casella's "Nine Piano Pieces" such as No. 4 "In Modo Burlesco" the close intervallic relationship between motive and chord creates or justifies the great harmonic dissonance. (Samson 1977)

ee also

*Counterpoint and polyphony

ource

*Samson, Jim (1977). "Music in Transition: A Study of Tonal Expansion and Atonality, 1900-1920". New York: W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-02193-9.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • unified field — noun An ultimate basis on which the physicist seeks to bring within a single theory the workings of all natural phenomena • • • Main Entry: ↑unify …   Useful english dictionary

  • unified field theory — n. Physics any theory that attempts to explain two or more field theories using one set of mathematical laws, as in the unification of the field theories of magnetism and electricity: see GRAND UNIFIED (FIELD) THEORY …   English World dictionary

  • Unified field theory — In physics, a unified field theory is a type of field theory that allows all of the fundamental forces between elementary particles to be written in terms of a single field. There is no accepted unified field theory yet, and this remains an open… …   Wikipedia

  • unified field theory — Physics. 1. See electroweak theory. 2. any field theory, esp. Einstein s, that attempts to combine the gravitational and electromagnetic fields in a single mathematical framework, thus extending the general theory of relativity. * * * Attempt to… …   Universalium

  • unified field theory — suvienytoji lauko teorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. unified field theory; unitary field theory vok. einheitliche Feldtheorie, f; unitäre Feldtheorie, f rus. единая теория поля, f; объединенная теория поля, f; унитарная теория… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • unified field theory — u′nified field′ the ory n. 1) phs the quantum theory of electroweak interactions 2) phs any field theory that attempts to encompass the gravitational and electromagnetic fields, thus extending general relativity • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • unified field theory — noun any theory which is capable of describing the electromagnetic field and the gravitational field in one set of equations …   Australian English dictionary

  • unified field theory — noun Physics a theory describing two or more of the four interactions (electromagnetic, gravitational, weak, and strong) previously described by separate theories …   English new terms dictionary

  • unified field theory — noun : a mathematical theory of fields developed by Einstein and involving Maxwell s electromagnetic theory and Einstein s mathematical theory of gravitation as special cases …   Useful english dictionary

  • Classical unified field theories — Since the 19th century, some physicists have attempted to develop a single theoretical framework that can account for the fundamental forces of nature – a unified field theory. Classical unified field theories are attempts to create a unified… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.