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  • adjective art Partaking of multiple styles

Etymologies

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poly- +‎ stylistic

Examples

  • The composer's 1950 violin concerto sparkles with the influence of Bartók and Stravinsky, while flirting with polystylistic chaos.

    A Tortured Artist, Before the Torment

  • A crew of respected jazz players -- Ritual Trio saxophonist Ari Brown, polystylistic guitarist Fareed Haque, and pop-fusion keyboardist Robert Irving III -- rides over beat programs and electronic textures contributed by Poi Dog Pondering's Frank Orrall, while spoken word artists Tamara Love and Susana Sandoval recite poetry and the duo Primeridian raps.

    Chicago Reader

  • written by the veteran English composer Peter Maxwell Davies on a commission from Juilliard and the Royal Academy of Music in London, showed how vital and exhilarating contemporary opera could be. invigorated by writing for young performers, produced a score that was brimming with potency, its abrasive vocabulary and polystylistic clamor leavened with passages of deeply affecting lyricism.

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