2008 | prime harmonic sine waves | 9 minutes
Commissioned by Avant Media
with video by Oscar H Scott and choreography by Laine Rettmer
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
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.