Do you think there is a new common practice in contemporary music?

Do you think there is a new common practice in contemporary music?

Anthony Cornicello Anthony Cornicello
“I think a common practice has been emerging during the last half-century, a new sense of harmonic clarity, often with a very slow rate of change…”
Dave Douglas Dave Douglas
“We are closer to a common language now than we ever have been…”
Stephen Hartke Stephen Hartke
“… if there is one prevailing philosophical trend that defines our time now, it is the idea of the primacy of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion.”
Petr Kotik Petr Kotik
“…no one ever knows what the present style is.”
Jeffrey Mumford Jeffrey Mumford
“…whatever notion of ‘common practice’ that may presently exist is defined by another ‘ism’-eclecticism. The landscape is wide open…”
Augusta Read Thomas Augusta Read Thomas
“…music that is alive and jumps off the page and out of the instrument is usually not ‘adhering’ to a ‘common practice’ and cannot melt into the comfort of a common practice by its very uniqueness.”

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