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:
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
The Eternal 27:28 Triple Octave Displacement under The 72:81:88 Differential Apparition | sine waves | 2016
Twilight Tear | cello solo and two CDs | 2001
The Third Pillar in Primal Imperfect Palindrome with The Souvenir of The Second Pillar, The Floating Cirrus over the Pumping Slush, and The Highest Moving Chordal Motif from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | solo trombone, digital delay, and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011
B Therefore Perfect | CD, piano, toy piano, and music boxes | 2001
Distant Melodies from a Cold Day between 23 and 29 | sine-wave based accompaniment to the film i left you on a cold day in december, when presented in a proscenium manner | 2007
Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet | ensemble and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011-2015