Translation of dissonance in Spanish:

dissonance

disonancia, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdɪs(ə)nəns//ˈdɪsənəns/

noun

  • 1

    Music
    disonancia feminine
    • Penrose's device offers a way for anyone to see the harmony and dissonance that musicians can readily hear.
    • Or to put it the other way around, an elaborate contrapuntal texture with emancipated dissonance is a perfect metaphor for the urgent but ineffectual efforts that Pierrot is making.
    • Tippett uses dissonance, but it sounds like music.
    • Around the turn of the century, composers began to experiment with atonality, dissonance and primitive rhythms.
    • As well as being finely crafted there is a unifying mood that reaches a peak in an expressive pedal point, sustained dissonance in the horns with side drum interjections, preparing for a pensive conclusion.
    • Melancholic melody, harmony, subtle dissonance, throat vibrato and asymmetric rhythms make up their choral, ‘a cappella’ style.
    • Grimaud's ability to evoke both sensitive tonal shadings and clangorous dissonance made this movement an overwhelming experience.
    • The music's density is intriguing, its rhythmic energy is compelling, and its harmonic complexity and dissonance is unusual for Reich.
    • Much of its punch derives from new-minted, surprising chord progressions and pungent dissonance, an idiom Barber carries to the end of the setting.
    • It's another example of how Ives associated dissonance and technical demands with masculinity, overcoming challenges, and prowess on the baseball field.
    • That is, the composer was liberated from the constraints of ‘voice leading rules’ whereby dissonance was subordinated to consonance in traditional harmony and counterpoint.
    • The echoes that the harsh dissonance produced were cut short with the ongoing volume.
    • This study used mild emotional stimuli, those associated with people's reactions to musical consonance versus dissonance.
    • I really like watching his HK films with that dissonance in mind, looking for the different ways Chinese culture expects stories to be told.
    • Most of all, he shows a flair for matching the climaxes in the action with musical climaxes, using dissonance, the singer's virtuosity, or instrumental sonorities to create the sense of heightened emotion.
    • A polarity is a relation between two broadly contrasting dynamic musical tendencies - say, between consonance and dissonance or continuity and discontinuity.
    • Abandoning the preconceived notions of tonality, and immersed within a musical state of dissonance, Coltrane's music became a communicative attempt at reaching a higher plane.
    • Grainger also intensifies dissonance from the normal ‘melody’ instruments and draws an acidic sound from the winds, by emphasizing the double reeds.
    • Horowitz disdained the expressive and formal role of dissonance in this music, and attenuated the pugnaciousness and philosophical implications that this repertoire must above all convey.
    • This leaves the orchestra without a conductor, and a musical cacophony verging on dissonance.
    • The first of these is the pedal, typically a sustaining or reiteration of a note in the bass while harmonies change above it, creating dissonance with the bass in the process.
  • 2

    (lack of agreement)
    discordancia feminine
    • Morrison and MacLachlan play their dissonance not for guffaws but for rather rueful observational comedy.
    • I am the child of their ancestral dissonance with all its contrariness and overlappings.
    • Yet it might end up in increasing political dissonance between continental Europe on one side and England and the US on the other.
    • His moments of desperate frustration lend realistic dissonance to their relationship.
    • It is based upon the belief that conflict and social dissonance are a product of the dialectical interplay of unequal relations in any community based in a bureaucratic regime.
    • Does this dissonance between politicians and voters matter?
    • I regret that I have to strike a little note of dissonance in this otherwise unanimous debate.