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Chance Sounds: Are They Music?

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5-13-2020

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The objective of this study is to determine whether chance sounds, that are temporarily organized, should be considered as a musical genre or performance art. Three methods are used for this study: researching music and performance art history, comparing both chance and determined music, and public interviews. By examining each musical period, qualities of chance can be compared to qualities of music over time. Composing both a chance and a determined piece aids in understanding the challenges and techniques used for each. Lastly, college students ages 18 to 27 will listen to the chance piece and decide whether or not it should be deemed as music. Not only are these things followed, but an in-depth understanding of the philosophy behind the definition of music, and what people understand to be music, is examined as well. This study will aid composers, educators, and performers in how they should approach chance pieces.

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Chance Sounds: Are They Music?

The objective of this study is to determine whether chance sounds, that are temporarily organized, should be considered as a musical genre or performance art. Three methods are used for this study: researching music and performance art history, comparing both chance and determined music, and public interviews. By examining each musical period, qualities of chance can be compared to qualities of music over time. Composing both a chance and a determined piece aids in understanding the challenges and techniques used for each. Lastly, college students ages 18 to 27 will listen to the chance piece and decide whether or not it should be deemed as music. Not only are these things followed, but an in-depth understanding of the philosophy behind the definition of music, and what people understand to be music, is examined as well. This study will aid composers, educators, and performers in how they should approach chance pieces.