Nine Minutes for The Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones recalling The Midwinter Starfield Theme

2012

violin and single-channel electronics | 9 Minutes

Commissioned by Erik Carlson

World Premiere: The Stone, New York City - March 26th, 2013
Premiered by: Erik Carlson, Violin

Presentation History
Avant Music Festival Preview | New York City : December 9th, 2013
Permutations Series | New York City : December 6th, 2013
The Stone | New York City : March 26th, 2013

This work, commissioned by the violinist Erik Carlson, states the entirety of the Midwinter Starfield theme from Apparitions of The Four Pillars, harmonizing it with dense microtonal drones created on the UPIC system designed by Iannis Xenakis. The drones were created in 2004 at CCMIX in Paris, and were also used for the 2005 composition Separate Haven.


See Also:
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The Third Pillar with its Lowest Primes and Memories of The Second Pillar from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | composition based in Apparitions of The Four Pillars for prime harmonic sine waves, soloists and cantus firmus | 2010
Shiver | prime harmonic sine waves | 2008
Intoning The Starfield Symmetry | sine waves, voice, and harmonic delays | 2015
The First Pillar Appearing in Palindrome with The Harbinger of The Second Pillar under the 27/28 Triple Primal Region | voice and sine waves with digital delay | 2011
The First Pillar Exploding The Upper Drone With The Violin Analogue, The Nestled Melodic 27, and the Apparition Of The Eternal Tonic From Apparitions Of The Four Pillars | voice and pitch shifting vocal drones to be recorded on cassette tapes | 2013
Circular Trance Surrounding The Second Pillar with The Highest Seventh Primal Cirrus, The Utmost Fundamental, and The Ekmeles Ending from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | seven voices and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011