Stochastic String Quartet

James Tenney

Stochastic String Quartet has been performed in Los Angeles, Montréal and Quebec City…

This was my first effort to use the computer in the process of composition (as distinct from sound-generation) for a piece of instrumental music, using conventional notation. It is fairly short, having originally been intended as a kind of demonstration of possible musical uses of the computer, but its harmonic and rhythmic complexities are such that it had received only one public performance before the Bozzini Quartet made it a part of their regular repertoire. How times do change!

James Tenney

Stochastic String Quartet

  • James Tenney
  • Year of composition: 1963
  • Duration: 2:48
  • Instrumentation: string quartet

On disc

Concerts

11 Nove 2004
Tenney
Los Angeles (California, USA)
13 Octo 2005
8:00 pm
Série QB
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Montréal (Québec)
1 Nove 2005
8:00 pm
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Quebec City (Québec)