Asked • 03/14/19

How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?

How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?(e.g., 20th century painters: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger)The basic definition of Cubism calls for the use of multiple geometric planes juxtaposed, or multiple perspectives of the same subject woven together.While this may appear to seek opinions only, I assure you I am looking for the facts. I believe that there is a solid connection between sound and image, and those familiar with the geometry of space as well as the geometry of time will be of the most assistance.For instance, could one consider fugue form historically a pointer to Cubism (as in modulating a fragment into several keys)?Could one consider Polymodal Chromaticism as per Béla Bartók the musical equivalent of early Cubism? Incidentally Picasso and Bartok were both born in 1881. Is there a personal connection of these two? So far I can not find one.Also consider Cubism having several variants as there are practitioners: Analytical, Synthetic, Constructivism, Futurism, and Tubism (Léger)How would you as a composer interpret Cubism as a musical form? What would it sound like?

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