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:
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
Apparitions of The Four Pillars with Their Lowest Additive Primes as limited to the 3rd, 7th, 9th, and 11th New Primes chosen Cyclically, The Toll of Premonition, The Memorial Connector over the Outlying Primal Abyss, and The Mid-Winter Ending | evolving composition model for just intonation toy organs, variable pitched instruments, prime harmonic sine waves and harmonically related delay lines | 2010
Intoning The Starfield Symmetry | sine waves, voice, and harmonic delays | 2015
The Third Pillar with its Lowest Primes, The Analog TwentyFour Truckera, and The Ersatz Souvenir of The Second Pillar with The Madora Cornerstone and The Outlying Primal Abyss from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | prime harmonic sine waves, toy organ, voice, cassette boomboxes | 2010
The First Analog Pillar with its Simplest Primes and The Harbinger of The Second Pillar with The Low Madora Cornerstone and The Outlying Primal Cirrus from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | prime harmonic sine waves, toy organ, cassette boomboxes, to be recorded on cassette tapes | 2010
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
Apparitions of The Four Pillars (First Generation) | evolving composition model for just intonation toy organs, variable pitched instruments, prime harmonic sine waves and harmonically related delay lines | 2009-2015