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Aleatoric music


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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Google previewMusic for New Zealand Years 9 and 10 (2013)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Music (1983)

by Theodore Karp

Chance music, aleatoric music: music of the mid-20th century in which the composer ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

music Also, aleatoric music, chance music, music of indeterminacy. Music that involves elements of chance. Chance may ...

Google previewAlfred's Pocket Dictionary of Music

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 ...

Google previewThe Hutchinson Concise Dictionary of Music (2014)

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Singer (2014)

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.

Google previewThe 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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