Jesper Nordin (1971)

The sound of inevitability (2002)

for bass recorder, cello and electronics

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2002
    • Publisher: Swedish Music Information Center
    • Commission: Foundation Ton Bruynél
Detailed formation
  • bass recorder, cello

Premiere information

  • Date: 2002

    Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Gaudeamus Festival


    Frances-Marie Uitti : violoncelle et Jorge Isaac : flûte à bec.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device: dispositif électronique non spécifié

Program note

The sound of inevitability was commissioned by Stichting Ton Bruynel as a prize for winning the first ever Ton Bruynel prize with the piece Calm like a bomb. It was premiered by Frances-Marie Uitti and Jorge Isaac at the Gaudeamus festival 2002 and has later been performed in Holland, Denmark and Sweden by different musicians.

”The sound of inevitability” is a phrase I've used to describe an aspect of my music that has to do with long, intense growth processes. There is no doubt about what is going to happen, no element of surprise - only the terrifying and/or calming knowledge of certain inevitability. The phrase is of course a quotation from the movie "The Matrix".

Jesper Nordin.