- n. Plural form of dissonance.
“A couple months ago, when Google Desktop was released, I wrote an entry saying I didn’t trust Google, especially because of certain dissonances in its declared policy (Don’t be evil) and its actions — for example, when Google News bowed to China’s government and censored search results.”
“The composer wanted to introduce some of he describes as "uncomfortable" notions (such as dissonances, pentuplets and intentionally vague rhythmic packaging) within a more comfortable context; such as blues-influenced melodies and harmonies.”
“Fluttering melodic figures, submerged in whole-tone scales and rippling intervals, escaped into the air only to evaporate into a limpid, Wagnerian fog, specked by floating dissonances.”
“At times he directs the massed musicians in violent stabs of sound, at others he brings out startlingly lovely dissonances and consonances that are rather like finding a Bird in Igor's yard.”
“But he adds that also in the ecclesial environment dissonances emerged: At times - he ends with a pinch of bitterness - one has the impression that our society needs at least one group for which it does not reserve any tolerance; which one can unperturbedly set upon with hatred.”
“This hornet's nest of densely knotted dissonances and sound effects pushes the four players to the limits, but the performance was mostly a success.”
“As he played Chopin's D flat Nocturne, its simple song and silken dissonances sounding in the ghostly gloom of the Turbine Hall, no one stirred.”
“Bruce Williams played a Coltrane-esque solo on alto, even as pianist Sullivan Fortner seemed to be going out of his way to replicate the angular, spiky dissonances of McCoy Tyner.”
“And it kind of provides these really interesting dissonances but kind of grooves too.”
“Fugue, counterpoint, extraordinary poly-rhythms and dissonances that few of the usual tango musicians in Buenos Aires -- as fine as surely they were -- could even comprehend.”
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