+ Jason Dewey - Quartet
Quartet was written entirely by picking numbers and notes out of a hat, rolling dice, and generally avoiding consciously making compositional choices myself.
Some might complain that it is just ‘music by numbers’. And while some think this may lack 'soul’, composers have used the system of organising pitches mathematically in rows in order to be more expressive with their writing: something I was also trying to do in Quartet.
The experimentation of using chance to determine the pitches and rhythms in my quartet produced something much more interesting: a sound I would not otherwise have acheived, but through a compositional process that was still my own.