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aleatory

adj. uncertain; usually applied to insurance contracts in which payment is dependent on the occurrence of a contingent event, such as injury to the insured person in an accident or fire damage to his insured building.

aleatory

(Perilous), adjective adventurous, beset with perils, dangerous, endangered, exposed, exposed to risk, fraught with danger, full of risk, hazardous, imperiled, minatory, ominous, parlous, precarious, riskful, risky, treacherous, unsafe, venturesome, venturous

aleatory

(Uncertain), adjective alterable, ambiguous, capricious, changeable, changeful, depending, dubious, equivocal, in question, incalculable, indefinite, mutable, not fixed, open, permutable, protean, undecided, unsettled, unstable, unsure, variable
Associated concepts: aleatory contract
See also: speculative
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This is a study of aleatoric art, where the creator, by design or chance, has allowed the forces of hazard to determine the end of the artistic process.
We needed an original orchestral score for Dead Space -- Aleatoric in style, dark and dissonant, ranging from subtle creepy/eerie moods to completely cacophonous frenzies.
Not unlike the pairing of system and chance in the aleatoric compositions of John Cage, Ellsworth Kelly's grids of randomly arranged color, or the necessarily error-riddled or unfinished permutations of Sol LeWitt's incomplete open cubes, the logic of Un Coup de des is, Meillassoux insists, paradoxically predicated on some originary indeterminacy.
I've found it works to write out even passages that are more aleatoric.
This collection contains exciting contemporary pieces (solos and duets) by seven leading FJH composers that will open up a world of new sounds through bitonality, chromaticism, jazz harmonies, mixed meters, ostinato patterns, whole tone scales, aleatoric writing and unique pedal effects.
Others revived here were Roderick Williams' atmospherically filmic O Adonai and Daryl Runswick's O Clavis David, depressingly sub-Pendereckian in its angry aleatoric declamation.
Chapter 2 ("Beginnings in Cologne: Serialism, Aleatory Technique and Electronics"), deals with Kagel's early years in Cologne as a devotee of serialism, aleatoric techniques, and electronic music.
Sustained tomb-like echoes, eerie nightmarish whispers, aleatoric twitterings, chanting and sadnesses were inspired overall by Gesualdo's infamous murder of his wife and her lover.
Evincing an aesthetic of performative immediacy and tabletop dexterity, this trajectory of Brand's output is multifarious, allusive, and playful: A modernist grid is conjured by a red-on-ecru pattern, yet any rigidity is canceled by a translucent glow; a contour of light ripples through perforated paper in blind mimicry of an aleatoric Hans Arp collage; a simple two-step exposure outlines a pastel purple and blue pattern of the kind of architectonic shape one might find in a Josef Albers color test; four slash marks cleave the monochromatic black of an exposed sheet of photo paper in apparent homage to Lucio Fontana, avowing the gestural mark-making at the foundation of Brand's practice; and a dumb pear shape wryly invokes figure and ground with economy and ease.
Among artists and likeminded composers we can initially see spontaneous projects, rather in the spirit of practical jokes, such as the formation of the "Smidri Brass Band" for events put on by the Smidrove art group, and then composers' private experiments with tape and aleatoric music.
I also checked terms in an aleatoric fashion from previous editions and found nothing missing in the new one.
Burroughs's cut-ups and bebop via the Beats to the aleatoric methods of John Cage (who taught Hansen experimental composition in 1957 at the New School for Social Research in New York).