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.)

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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.

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