Random Grumble

(2011) for Bass Clarinet, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Percussion and modified Turn Table.

The turn table was modified by Roald Sletteland, who also had the idea for this project.
He put side 2 of the album Arrival by ABBA (released 1976) on the turn table that was controlled by a random algorithm.

I recorded one version of the music that came out of it. This sound file is available.
Each section of the score is marked with a number between 2 and 12.
Before a performance, the conductor has to throw the  two dice. The sum of the two dice decide where to start. More instructions to be found in the score.
When the sound of the turne table stops, the piece is finished.

Modified turn table: Roar Sletteland (roar(at)bek.no
Recording of the modified turn table: Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen t.aagaardnilsen(at)online.no

Commissoned by Ny Musikk Bergen with support from The Norwegian Cultural Fund.