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:
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
Primary Structures I | quartet of dissimilar instruments and sine waves | 2012
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
Intoning The Starfield Symmetry | sine waves, voice, and harmonic delays | 2015
Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet | ensemble and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011-2015
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
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