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Definition added 1/8/11: Aleatory Music
More to come.
Composer and Bassoonist Jamie Leigh Sampson is working to compile a complete resource of contemporary techniques for the bassoon. This will be a valuable resource for composers and bassoonists alike. In order to help fund the research and creation of this book Jamie has organized a funding drive on kickstarter.com.
Aleatory music is a method of composition practiced by post-war composers where the performer or conductor chooses the order of succession of the composed pieces. This style of music was developed from a reaction against serialism. Forms and structures are not fixed; rather they are subject to transformation from one performance to the next.