Very recently I have been exploring vocal music, figuring out how it differs from instrumental music and how it similar. It took me some time, but I've started to get the hang of writing semi-acceptable vocal music. A couple of days ago an idea popped into my head. "What if I wrote a piece of music for a choir, but had multiple languages being sung by different sections of the group." I suggested it to some of my "non-musician friends" (of which I have plenty), but they immediately shot the idea down claiming that it would sound too strange and jumbled. This leads me to my questions:
1. Is it acceptable to write a work like this. My worry is that it may be messy, but I also would enjoy exploring the boundaries of vocal music.
2. Has such a piece been written before? I have searched for such a piece, but have come up empty handed. If you know of one, I would love to hear from you!
3. Can exploration go too far? Is there a point when music becomes more of a science than an art, and is that okay? Obviously creating a balance between chaos and order between the languages will be one of the most difficult things to achieve, and it may become "scientific" in a way.
I would love to hear your opinions on this topic