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Aleatoric music is music in which some element of the composition is left to chance, and/or some primary element of a composed work's realization is left to the determination of its performer. The term is most often associated with procedures in which the chance element involves a relatively limited number of possibilities.
- also known as 偶然音乐
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by Mario Carolus
Aleatoric music is a method of composition in which some or all the elements are left to chance, or determined by the performer. It uses a technique of indeterminacy, sometimes depending on the throw ofa die to compose ...
by Elmar Waibl
< Philosophefs Stone aleatoric music s aleatorische Musik f (aes) —) aleatory music aleatory s Aleatorik f (aes) < aleatoric music. aleatory music aleatory element s Zufallselement n (mat‚ sys) —) random element aleatory explanation s ...
by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey
These styles have included 12—tone works by Schoenberg, electronic music by Edgard VARESE, aleatoric music by John CAGE, as well as world music, computer music, etc. But the school's summit belongs to the group of composers in the ...
Dictionary of Music (1983)
by Theodore Karp
Chance music, aleatoric music: music of the mid-20th century in which the composer ...
by Christine Ammer
music Also, aleatoric music, chance music, music of indeterminacy. Music that involves elements of chance. Chance may ...
by Sandy Feldstein
Aleatory music, Aleatoric music. Chance music where performer and/or composer chooses the elements by a random or chance pattern. Al fine (It, ahl fe' nehl. To the end, Alia breve (It, bra vehl. A tempo indication meaning cut time «p, with the ...
by Barrie Jones
Chance music, promoted by John Cage, introduced the notion of a music designed to provoke unforeseen results and thereby make new connections; aleatoric music, developed by Pierre Boulez, introduced performers to freedom of choice ...
by Matthew Hoch
aleatoric music. A twentieth-century compositional innovation that eliminates traditional concepts of form and structure and instead allows for the element of chance.
The Chambers Dictionary (1998)
n aleatoric music. — adj aleatoric (u- -li-3-tor'ik) in which chance influences the choice of notes (music}: ...
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