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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 associated with procedures in which the chance element involves a limited number of possibilities; the term became known to European composers through lectures by acoustician Werner Meyer-Eppler at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music in the beginning of the 1950s. According to his definition, "a process is said to be aleatoric... if its course is determined in general but depends on chance in detail". Through a confusion of Meyer-Eppler's German terms Aleatorik and aleatorisch, his translator created a new English word, "aleatoric", which became fashionable and has persisted. More the variant "aleatoriality" has been introduced. Compositions that could be considered a precedent for aleatory composition date back to at least the late 15th century, with the genre of the catholicon, exemplified by the Missa cuiusvis toni of Johannes Ockeghem.

A genre was the Musikalisches Würfelspiel or musical dice game, popular in the late 18th and early 19th century. These games consisted of a sequence of musical measures, for which each measure had several possible versions and a procedure for selecting the precise sequence based on the throwing of a number of dice; the French artist Marcel Duchamp composed two pieces between 1913 and 1915 based on chance operations. One of these, Erratum Musical written for three voices, was published in 1934. Two of his contemporaries, Francis Picabia and Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes experimented with chance composition, these works being performed at a Festival Dada staged at the Salle Gaveau concert hall, Paris, on 26 May 1920. American composer John Cage's Music of Changes was "the first composition to be determined by random procedures", though his indeterminacy is of a different order from Meyer-Eppler's concept. Cage asked Duchamp: "How is it that you used chance operations when I was just being born?".

The earliest significant use of aleatory features is found in many of the compositions of American Charles Ives in the early 20th century. Henry Cowell adopted Ives's ideas during the 1930s, in such works as the Mosaic Quartet, which allows the players to arrange the fragments of music in a number of different possible sequences. Cowell used specially devised notations to introduce variability into the performance of a work, sometimes instructing the performers to improvise a short passage or play ad libitum. American composers, such as Alan Hovhaness used procedures superficially similar to Cowell's, in which different short patterns with specified pitches and rhythm are assigned to several parts, with instructions that they be performed at their own speed without coordination with the rest of the ensemble; some scholars regard the resultant blur as "hardly aleatory, since exact pitches are controlled and any two performances will be the same" although, according to another writer, this technique is the same as that used by Witold Lutosławski.

Depending on the vehemence of the technique, Hovhaness's published scores annotate these sections variously, for example as “Free tempo / humming effect” and “Repeat and repeat ad lib, but not together”. In Europe, following the introduction of the expression "aleatory music" by Meyer-Eppler, the French composer Pierre Boulez was responsible for popularizing the term. Other early European examples of aleatory music include Klavierstück XI by Karlheinz Stockhausen, which features 19 elements to be performed in a sequence to be determined in each case by the performer. A form of limited aleatory was used by Witold Lutosławski, where extensive passages of pitches and rhythms are specified, but the rhythmic coordination of parts within the ensemble is subject to an element of chance. There has been much confusion of the terms indeterminate/chance music. One of Cage's pieces, HPSCHD, itself composed using chance procedures, uses music from Mozart's Musikalisches Würfelspiel, referred to above, as well as original music.

Some writers do not make a distinction between aleatory and indeterminancy in music, use the terms interchangeably. From this point of view, indeterminate or chance music can be divided into three groups: the use of random procedures to produce a determinate, fixed score, mobile form, indeterminate notation, including graphic notation and texts; the first group includes scores in which the chance element is involved only in the process of composition, so that every parameter is fixed before their performance. In John Cage’s Music of Changes, for example, the composer selected duration and dynamics by using the I Ching, an ancient Chinese book which prescribes methods for arriving at random numbers; because this work is fixed from performance to performance, Cage regarded it as an determinate work made using chance procedures (Pritc

1982 in Norwegian music

The following is a list of notable events and releases of the year 1982 in Norwegian music. 2 -- The 9th Vossajazz started in Norway. 26 – 10th Nattjazz started in Bergen, Norway. 27 – The 13th Kalvøyafestivalen started at Kalvøya near by Oslo. A Arild AndersenLifelines G Jan GarbarekPaths, with Bill Frisell, Eberhard Weber, Jon Christensen Trip to Prillarguri, with George Russell SextetHaakon GrafHideaway with Jon Christensen and Sveinung HovensjøK Karin KrogTwo Of A Kind with Bengt HallbergBjørn Kruse / Olav Berg / Nils Henrik Asheim / Kjell SamkopfContemporary Music From Norway with The Norwegian Contemporary Music EnsembleN Lillebjørn NilsenOriginal Nilsen R Inger Lise RypdalKontakt T Radka ToneffFairytales with Steve Dobrogosz October 21 – Radka Toneff, jazz singer. November 27 – Jonas Brunvoll, Jr. operatic singer and actor. January 1 – Andreas Lønmo Knudsrød, jazz drummer. 19 – Maria Solheim and songwriter. February 4 – Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen, jazz guitarist and composer. 12 – Øyvind Hegg-Lunde, jazz drummer and percussionist.

13 – Even Helte Hermansen, jazz guitaristMarch 8 – Isak Strand and electronica artist, Me At Sea. 9 – Gunnar Greve, talent manager, A&R, songwriter, record executive nad vocalist. 27 – Admiral P, singer and reggae artist. April 2 – Daniel Herskedal, jazz tubist and composer. 9 – Øyvind Skarbø, drummer and composer. 21 – Ørjan Hartveit, classical baritone singer. June 14 – Anders Jektvik, singer and guitarist. 28 – Simen Aanerud and inventor. July 6 – Petter Vågan, guitarist and composer. 27 – Kristin Minde, pop singer and pianist. August 7 – Anders Hana, jazz guitarist and composer. September 5 – Sondre Lerche, singer and multi-instrumentalist. November 6 – Torbjørn Schei, black metal singer and songwriter. 24 – Therese Birkelund Ulvo, contemporary composer and music producer. 29 – Marthe Valle and songwriter. December 17 – Stephan Meidell and composer. Unknown date Håvard Lothe and guitarist. 1982 in Norway Music of Norway Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982

Nikolai Skladnichenko

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