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I feel attracted to indeterminacy in music and composing "by chance". After having studied Music of changes and other works I wanted to try by myself. I wanted to see the results leaving to chance more or less elements of the composition, and using different scales. I use a deck of cards, and dices to do it. These are pieces that one con find interesting or not, I don't think much can be said about anything (since they were randomly done). I find very interesting to see the different moods changing scales or the indeterminacy strength. oxymoron 1: dodecaphonic scale, pitches, octaves, rhythm, and dynamics all done by chance. I only fixed that there would be a middle part in chords. oxymoron 2: diatonic scales with one or two accidentals added, pitches and rhythm by chance. oxymoron 3: ABA form, parts A use the neapolitan minor scale, all written by chance method. The middle part uses an artificial scale and I wrote it without any indeterminacy, as a contrast section. oxymoron 4: right hand uses Mode 7 (Messiaen) and left hand Mode 1 (hexatonic) first, and a pentatonic scale afterwords. Everything else left to chance. OXYMORON 1 - SCORE.pdf OXYMORON 2 - SCORE.pdf OXYMORON 3 - SCORE.pdf OXYMORON 4 - SCORE.pdf
Well, I uploaded this piece with midi sounds by myself. I had a classic notation score. But I wanted to do an experiment. I made a graphic score, which you can see here. I enjoy very much this kind of score, and the indeterminacy concept. I sent it to a couple of friends and one has done what you can hear... I thought this piece to be playd by a string quartet but I didn't wrote in the graphic which instruments should be used... AUDIO: https://clyp.it/ek4rf5sk