Art, Music, Painting, do what you want with these, but there’s something you can watch, a dial : Art is a progress.
One core of Art is : “What’s new here?”.
Thus, one path in music history – but not only – lead towards dissonance… Listen to Bach, then to Webern… Today it’s more complex, I agree…
One day I asked a friend : “How come a guy like Mozart never thought of wringing harmonies?”.
“Well, he DID!”, he answered.
The beginning of the Dissonance Quartet is a total shock when you discover it. It’s from the 18th Century and it sounds like Shostakovich! At least : first half of XXth Century.
I was like : “Wait what?”.
We could talk about this pattern for a few hours, right? Each important piece of Art swallows influences and digests them and builds something new, never seen, never heard. Think Picasso. Think Stravinsky!
But here it’s like a casual slapping in your face. Like an open window into 150 years in the future… with no consequence.
Now, in YOUR field, what is this? Are you skilled enough to guess?
MMmhhh. Maybe Leornardo Da Vinci tried some Pollock dripping? Who knows?
Have a great day!