The starting point for this video is an eighteenth-century musical dice game attributed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A sequence of short, precomposed musical options are randomly selected through rolling dice and following a table of rules; these sequences are then patched together to create a new composition. Here we see one possible result of this chance procedure, which, the artist explained, “in a long, intensive time process . . . was rolled by me.” The unpredictable sound of the dice interacts with that of the newly generated melody, becoming an integral part of the musical experiment.
Gallery label from 2020