Polystylism is the use of multiple styles or techniques of music, and is seen as a postmodern characteristic. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Postmodernism literally means 'after the modernist movement' While " Modern " itself refers to something "related to the present" the movement of modernism
Some prominent contemporary composers commonly listed as polystylist include Ciarán Farrell, Lera Auerbach, Yitzhak Yedid, Sofia Gubaidulina, George Rochberg, Alfred Schnittke, Django Bates and John Zorn. In the broadest and popular sense Contemporary music is any music being written in the present day Ciarán Farrell (born 1969 Dublin Ireland) is an Irish Composer who has been active in his field since graduating from Trinity College Dublin WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Lera Auerbach (Лера Авербах b Yitzhak Yedid (יצחק ידיד (born September 29, 1971, Jerusalem) is an Israeli Composer and Pianist. WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Sofia Asgatovna Gubaidulina, (София Асгатовна Губайдулина София George Rochberg, ( July 5, 1918, Paterson New Jersey &ndash May 29, 2005, Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania) was an American Alfred Garyevich Schnittke (Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́тке November 24, 1934 Engels - August 3, 1998 Hamburg Django Bates (born October 2, 1960 in Beckenham, London, United Kingdom) is a composer virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and band John Zorn (born September 2 1953 in Queens, New York City) is an American Avant-garde Composer, arranger, Record However, Gubaidulina, among others, has rejected the term as not applicable to her work.