The Four Pillars Appearing | 2017
Marc Medwin explores the history of a single note for Dusted
"I have never heard piano and electronics joined in such complete symbiosis and to such organically singular effect. ... All elements converge to create one of the most important contributions to recorded piano music of at least the past 20 years."
NY Times: A Single Note | 2017
Seth Colter Walls profiles Randy Gibson for The New York Times
"As is sometimes the case with outwardly unvaried Minimalist music, the texture emerges from the overtones, the frequencies that sound above fundamental notes (in this case, those seven Ds on the piano). Mr. Gibson’s electronic design for the piece highlights these naturally occurring acoustic phenomena, making their ghostly quality more easily perceived."
The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield 16 VIII 10 (Kansas City)
3CD Set and Digital Download
Includes the Composition:
The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield | ca. 200 Minutes | equal tempered piano and harmonic resonators
Available now as a digital download from Irritable Hedgehog.
3CD Set released July 7, 2017
Recorded and championed by R. Andrew Lee, The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield 16 VIII 10 (Kansas City) is released by Irritable Hedgehog as a gorgeous 3CD set and a digital download.
Amplifying a swirling harmonic world, rich in timbres and melodies, drawn from only the Ds of the piano itself, this major new release presents Gibson's longest, most reductive, and highly developed work with time and just intonation.