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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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.
Yet with hindsight this man preempted the Aleatoric music games of the following century if not that form of composition itself.
Its bell-like tonality provides an attractive introduction to aleatoric music.