All music & images copyright ©  Keith Riby

Keith Riby 

Composer - Musician - Artist

Immortal Game

Three excerpts of the Immortal Game


The Immortal Game was a chess game played on 21 June 1851 by Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky.

The system used to create the ballet "Immortal game" was inspired by the Chaos theory.


Using algebraic chess notation (English language version) i.e horizontal notation: a b c d e f g h and vertical: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.

The chaotic system created for this ballet makes the music sound random, but as with all deterministic systems it is actually governed by mathematical laws.

This deterministic system has been composed to give maximum tension and dynamics to the music and the game/ballet, climaxing with the check mate.

Interestingly the resulting music is not outrageously discordant.

 Anyone fancy staging this?

© keithribymusic march2009

Posted by keithribymusic on January 27, 2012 at 8:39 AM 3380 Views

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