The Dice are Loaded

Peter Hatch

Year

1989


Duration

9'


Instrumentation

new music jazz ensemble: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, drum kit, percussion, piano, electric guitar, electric bass, violin, violoncello


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Commission

Hemipheres ensemble through the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council


Premiere

Toronto, Music Gallery, 8 December 1989: Hemispheres Music Project


Publisher

Canadian Music Information Center


Comment

"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." - Peter Hatch (from: composer website)


Source

composer website; Hatch correspondence