Aleatoricism

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Included in Play set/collection.

Using chance in music-making.

Basic explanation

Controlled aleatoricism of Witold Lutosławski

Witold Lutosławski, who although opting for a lot of control as a composer, might be considered a patron of music games never-the-less, devised a technique called controlled aleatoricism. With it he lets performers play their parts ad libitum, but they all do that independently. That yields a unique sound result (due to emergence) and it was coincidently (or not?) first included in the piece Venetian Games.

There is an online "game" that shows you how that works!


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