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The bridge to the Contemporary period was formed during the last quarter of the nineteenth century through a new painting movement called Impressionism. The bridge to the Contemporary period was formed during the last quarter of the nineteenth century through the new painting movement known as ‘others’. New sonorities in orchestration and piano music developed which often incorporated extra musical material from art and literature They used unresolved dissonances to portray a veiled illusionary effect. Like techno and colored lights.
Some general characteristics of Contemporary Music are:
Contemporary music is the type of music written in the present day. But it also includes the music that was written in 1945. In the case of popular music, the term contemporary is sometimes used to refer to certain generational trends in music.The pop scene of the late 80's early 90's, though it was considered contemporary, would no longer be considered contemporary in the 21st century.