Bands/Musicians The Best Aleatoric Composers  

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Aleatoric music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good aleatoric music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top aleatoric music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Aleatoric music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all aleatoric music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest aleatoric music bands of all time, since the most famous aleatoric music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best aleatoric music music.

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John Cage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Aleatoric Composers
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John Milton Cage Jr. was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures. Critics have lauded him as one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century. He was also instrumental in the development of modern dance, mostly through his association with choreographer Merce Cunningham, who was also Cage's romantic partner for most of their lives. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Opera, Ballet, Aleatoric music, 20th-century classical music

Albums: David Tudor - Rainforest II / John Cage - Mureau, The Text Pieces I, The Artist Pieces, Sixty-Two Mesostics Re Merce Cunningham (Eberhard Blum) (disc 1), In a Landscape, + more

Nationality: United States of America

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Karlheinz Stockhausen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Aleatoric Composers
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Karlheinz Stockhausen was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Another critic calls him "one of the great visionaries of 20th-century music". He is known for his groundbreaking work in electronic music, aleatory in serial composition, and musical spatialization. He was educated at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and the University of Cologne, later studying with Olivier Messiaen in Paris and with Werner Meyer-Eppler at the University of Bonn. One of the leading figures of the Darmstadt School, his compositions and theories were and remain widely influential, not only on composers of ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Musique concrète, Opera, Chamber music, Serialism, Aleatoric music, + more

Albums: Aus Den Sieben Tagen, Mikrophonie I and II, Telemusik, Elektronische Musik, Aus den sieben Tagen, + more

Nationality: Germany

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Marc Osmate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Aleatoric Composers
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Marc Osmate is a Dutch hardcore techno producer and performer, living in Russia. Osmate is the founder of Platinoids. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Aleatoric music, Hardcore techno

Krzysztof Penderecki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Aleatoric Composers
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Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki is a Polish composer and conductor. The Guardian has called him Poland's greatest living composer. Among his best known works are his Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, St. Luke Passion, Polish Requiem, Anaklasis, four operas, eight symphonies and other orchestral pieces, a variety of instrumental concertos, choral settings of mainly religious texts, as well as chamber and instrumental works. Born in Dębica to a lawyer, Penderecki studied music at Jagiellonian University and the Academy of Music in Kraków. After graduating from the Academy of Music, Penderecki became a teacher at the academy and he began his career as a composer in 1959 during the Warsaw ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Opera, Chamber music, Aleatoric music, 20th-century classical music

Albums: String Quartets, Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima / Popcorn Superhet Receiver / Polymorphia / 48 Responses to Polymorphia, Penderecki Gala (Sinfonia Varsovia feat. conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki), Jutrznia, Sacred Choral Works, + more

Nationality: Poland

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