Everyone is busy. We tend to have too many things to do, and not enough time to do them. Or we don’t manage our time effectively. Or we try to do everything at once and fail. In it is really hard to focus when there are too many things to do the players are presented with a collection of tasks which involve completing different series of actions, including playing melodic patterns, sequences of object sounds and samples. Individual players may cue these sequences, affecting the behaviour of the group as a whole. Once a sequence has been started, players must complete it while trying to manage the completion of any unfinished sequences. Simultaneously, other instructions modify the way they complete these tasks, necessitating decisions as to how best to proceed in order to do the best they can.

Commissioned by Håkon Thelin with funds provided by nyMusikk. First performed by students from Oslo Academy of Music at the Munchmuseet, Oslo, on 10 March 2023.

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