Goodwin notes that Adorno sees modern music as faced with the alternative between the fetishism of the material and the process, and unfettered chance in the form of aleatory music
A related, forthcoming piece extends the conceit: Coat Check Chimes, 2008, will be installed in the cloakroom during this year's Whitney Biennial in New York and will consist of specially fabricated coat hangers--essentially, tuned metal triangles--that will produce an aleatory music
when in use.
finds a parallel in the changing codes of etiquette, dress, speech, and behavior since the late 1960s; in all of these areas choices have become much more a matter of individual preference than they once were.
Luigi Nono's Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica) and aleatory music
Historically, it is a good, early example of aleatory music