forty works for Richard (2011)

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.

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
[digital release] - bandcamp
  1. 01-15 [2:09], 20 guitars - recorded 14 March 2011
  2. 02-38 [0:47], 14 guitars - recorded 6 March 2011
  3. 03-07 [0:39], 16 guitars - recorded 6 March 2011
  4. 04-26 [1:29], 12 guitars - recorded 7 March 2011
  5. 05-27 [0:36], 11 guitars - recorded 1 March 2011
  6. 06-13 [0:42], 16 guitars - recorded 14 March 2011
  7. 07-40 [1:51], 16 guitars - recorded 21 February 2011
  8. 08-11 [1:30],   9 guitars - recorded 10 March 2011
  9. 09-05 [0:54], 16 guitars - recorded 25 February 2011
  10. 10-14 [0:47], 16 guitars - recorded 14 March 2011
  11. 11-36 [1:08], 13 guitars - recorded 6 March 2011
  12. 12-31 [0:47],   9 guitars - recorded 2 March 2011
  13. 13-28 [0:37],   9 guitars - recorded 1 March 2011
  14. 14-23 [0:43], 16 guitars - recorded 26 February 2011
  15. 15-35 [0:36], 11 guitars - recorded 1 March 2011
  16. 16-33 [1:06], 13 guitars - recorded 1 March 2011
  17. 17-08 [1:04], 16 guitars - recorded 27 February 2011
  18. 18-25 [0:41], 14 guitars - recorded 27 February 2011
  19. 19-29 [0:41], 10 guitars - recorded 1 March 2011
  20. 20-34 [0:49],   8 guitars - recorded 2 March 2011
  21. 21-22 [1:09], 16 guitars - recorded 26 February 2011
  22. 22-21 [0:45], 16 guitars - recorded 7 March 2011
  23. 23-37 [1:04], 16 guitars - recorded 27 February 2011
  24. 24-39 [1:08], 16 guitars - recorded 27 February 2011
  25. 25-12 [1:30], 16 guitars - recorded 11 March 2011
  26. 26-06 [0:54],   8 guitars - recorded 25 February 2011
  27. 27-16 [0:49], 16 guitars - recorded 25 February 2011
  28. 28-17 [0:50],   8 guitars - recorded 26 February 2011
  29. 29-20 [0:38],   8 guitars - recorded 26 February 2011
  30. 30-02 [0:42], 16 guitars - recorded 25 February 2011
  31. 31-18 [1:08],   8 guitars - recorded 26 February 2011
  32. 32-32 [0:46], 13 guitars - recorded 2 March 2011
  33. 33-24 [0:36], 12 guitars - recorded 27 February 2011
  34. 34-01 [0:59], 16 guitars - recorded 24 February 2011
  35. 35-03 [0:48], 12 guitars - recorded 25 February 2011
  36. 36-30 [1:29], 13 guitars - recorded 1 March 2011
  37. 37-04 [1:05], 12 guitars - recorded 25 February 2011
  38. 38-09 [0:49],   9 guitars - recorded 9 March 2011
  39. 39-19 [1:19], 10 guitars - recorded 26 February 2011
  40. 40-10 [2:57],   8 guitars - recorded 25 March 2011