Alphabet - Henryk Mikołaj Górecki

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Serialism

As with most Polish composers in the 1960s, serialism as a way of organising musical structure inspired Górecki in his individual explorations. While Lutosławski and Penderecki used serial principles mainly to organise pitches, in the technique called dodecaphony or 12-tone music, Górecki applied serial procedures to other musical components such as rhythm and dynamics. With time, however, his style diverged more and more from those modern techniques in favour of musical simplicity.