The Dice are Loaded
(1989) 9 min.
Improvising ensemble. (Soprano, alto and tenor sax, bass clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, piano, electric bass, drums, percussion.)
Composed for the very talented Hemispheres ensemble, this work uses stochastic ('random') procedures applied to rhythm as the basis of for extended improvisatory passages to produce a rather warped 'big band' piece.
The work was commissioned by the Hemipheres ensemble through the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.