Shiver

2008 | prime harmonic sine waves | 9 minutes


Commissioned by Avant Media
with video by Oscar H Scott and choreography by Laine Rettmer

Recordings


2009

Voices + Sine Waves
Digital Download and Limited Edition CD | Avant Media
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World Premiere: Triplicate, The Gene Frankel Theatre, New York City - May 2nd, 2008
Premiered by: Benjamin Forster, dancer

Avant Premiere: 44 Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany - July 17th, 2008
Installation Premiere

Presentation History
Thinking Media III | Seoul, Korea : August 14 - 20, 2013
9th Korea Experimental Arts Festival | Seoul, Korea : July 24 - August 1, 2010
Nachtclub mit Fenster | Darmstadt, Germany : July 16 - 17, 2008
Triplicate | New York City : May 2 - 3, 2008

Shiver was created as a concept to explore high-prime harmonic relationships, inspired by those pioneered by my mentor La Monte Young, in a short setting. Consisting of a single seven-note chord spelled out only with sine waves, the music unfolds slowly as each pitch is heard in one of four octaves. With the octaves never overlapping for a single pitch, a slow rhythmic structure is achieved through pure process.


See Also:
The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield | equal tempered piano and harmonic resonators | 2014
Nada Symmetry for The Midwinter Starfield | voice, saxophone, sine waves, and pre-recorded tracks | 2015
Mémoire-en-Ciel | seven movement suite for piano in altered Pythagorean tuning | 2008
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
Two Sides | 2 voices, electronics, and computer | 2005
Mujeres de Juárez | solo voice and computer | 2005
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