VALIE EXPORT. Anagrammatische Komposition mit Würfelspiel von VALIE EXPORT (nach W.A. Mozart, Klavier) Für Sopransaxophon (Anagrammatical Compostion with Dice by VALIE EXPORT (W.A. Mozart, Piano) for Soprano Saxophone). 2010

VALIE EXPORT Anagrammatische Komposition mit Würfelspiel von VALIE EXPORT (nach W.A. Mozart, Klavier) Für Sopransaxophon (Anagrammatical Compostion with Dice by VALIE EXPORT (W.A. Mozart, Piano) for Soprano Saxophone) 2010

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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
Medium
Video (black and white, sound)
Duration
5:48 min.
Credit
Gift of VALIE EXPORT and Miryam and Daniel Charim
Object number
565.2012
Copyright
© 2020 VALIE EXPORT
Department
Media and Performance
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