forty works for Richard

by Ian Vine

supported by
James Stringer
James Stringer thumbnail
James Stringer Heard this first on Late Junction on Radio 3 and loved the mesmeric sound. Highly imaginative use of electric guitars. Each track is subtly different but maintaining an overall feel throughout the collection. Interest is maintained during the 40 minute piece.

My wife, who is no fan of contemporary music, also found this an engrossing listen.
/
1.
02:09
2.
00:46
3.
00:39
4.
01:29
5.
00:36
6.
00:42
7.
01:51
8.
01:30
9.
00:54
10.
00:47
11.
01:08
12.
00:47
13.
00:36
14.
00:43
15.
00:36
16.
01:06
17.
01:04
18.
00:40
19.
00:41
20.
00:49
21.
01:09
22.
00:45
23.
01:04
24.
01:08
25.
01:30
26.
00:54
27.
00:48
28.
00:49
29.
00:37
30.
00:42
31.
01:07
32.
00:46
33.
00:36
34.
00:59
35.
00:48
36.
01:29
37.
01:04
38.
00:49
39.
01:19
40.
02:57

about

Recently I have written a series of pieces that are concerned in one way or another with the presentation of unique, and yet similar, events or objects. For example, in fifty objects (2007, for ensemble) and individual objects (2009, for orchestra), I made a sequence of unique musical objects that are closely related; forty objects (2007, for 40 electric guitars) has 40 independent parts; and in over 5000 individual works (2007, for piano) a single performance, or individual work, is one of 5040 versions of the piece.

forty works for Richard is an album-length series of 40 unique pieces that are closely related. I wanted to make a series of works that could be played in any order, using the random/shuffle function found on most playback devices, and in a prescribed order as is the case on a conventional album (or in shorter sequences of five pieces, for example).
There are 815,915,283,247,897,683,795,548,521,301,193,790,359,984,930,816 different permutations. I'm not going to list them.

credits

released July 27, 2011

forty works for Richard (2011) 40 minutes ~
electric guitar ensemble [8-20 guitars]
all instruments performed by Ian Vine.
Recorded at first moon studio, February-March 2011
composed January-February 2011
[IV1101]

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Ian Vine UK

Ian Vine is the composer of over 5000 individual works
and other pieces

contact / help

Contact Ian Vine

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code