Open work


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A work of art which is not fully determined by its author.

Music games

Music games are open works, as the performace of a single game (and btw also possible meanings conveyed by it) will always significantly differ from one to another.

Open pieces of music were a main inspiration to develop theory around the term, which was introduced in the book Opera Aperta. Some theories of openness were developed later, an example may be RABR which is short for Random Access — Broadness, which splits the matter into two separate aspects, where "RA" is related to the overall form of the piece and "BR" to the material within sections.

Bergstrøm-Nielsen, C. (2017, nov.). RABR Analysis — Rating Degrees of Openness in Experimental Repertory. preprint/open access

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