Chapter 16. Aleatoric Performance Techniques for Video Games

In this chapter you’ll learn about aleatoric performance techniques, including how their variability can add depth to video game scores. Aleatoric composition incorporates an element of randomness in either the construction or the performance of the piece, which then changes the music from performance to performance. In video games you can harness the power of performance variability to dispel common perceptions about video game music, including minimizing repetition.

What Is Aleatoric Composition?

The word aleatory is defined as depending on the throw of a die, by chance, or random. Aleatoric composition refers to a technique used by many composers of the twentieth century that introduces ...

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