aleatory music

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aleatory music

Any form of music that involves elements chosen at random by the performer, usually by such methods as the throwing of dice or the splashing of ink onto music paper. The term “aleatory” comes from the Latin word alea, meaning dice or game of chance.
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With no single trend predominating, the twin pillars of total serialism and aleatoric music emerged, resulting in an ongoing conflict between "order" and "chaos.
the increasing trend of aleatoric music, where the composer leaves some
9% return), the results indicated that the matter of electronic music in schools was quickly dismissed as experimental as it did not occupy "an established place in the curriculum of schools, and there was no evidence returned in the survey of developed and systematized courses in this field" (22) Regardless of a number of contemporary works during the late 1960s and 1970s such as those of two major Australian composers Barry Conyngham's (23) (1944-) Through Clouds (1974) or Peter Sculthorpe's (24) (1929-) Sun Music I (1965), aleatoric music and electronic music were at their infancy in Australia.
In an interview with the pianist and writer Charles Rosen, Carter explains his view on the insufficiency of aleatoric music, "that the idea of having uncoordinated, separate things destroyed all sense of drama.
Maybe, one muses, aleatoric music has become--dare I say it--boring.