The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield

2014

equal tempered piano and harmonic resonators | ca. 200 Minutes

Commissioned by R. Andrew Lee through the Hatchfund campaign Commissioning Music of Considerable Duration
with video sculptures by Oscar H Scott

World Premiere: ATLAS performance space, Boulder, Colorado - October 18th, 2014
Premiered by: R. Andrew Lee, Piano

Presentation History
Wayward Music Series | Seattle, Washington : April 18th, 2015
ATLAS | Boulder, Colorado : October 18th, 2014

The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield utilizes a series of focused harmonic resonators to transform an equal-tempered piano into a just intonation resonant structure that highlights the tuning of The Four Pillars at it exists as natural overtones of the D strings of the instrument. Improvised within specific parameters, the music allows the harmonic series to unfold naturally at a glacial pace as it appears as progressively more complex ratios audible from the various octaves. Gibson and Lee worked closely for several months to develop melodic and drone techniques that highlight the inherent nature of the tuning and the instrument.

The work is accompanied by a series of projections by Oscar H Scott inspired by the Aurora Borealis.


See Also:
Shiver (Videodance Realization) | Short Film | 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
Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield Symmetry under The 72:81:88 Confluence | ensemble and symmetrical harmonic sine waves | 2015
Shiver | prime harmonic sine waves | 2008
The Third Analog Pillar with its Lowest Primes and The Ersatz Souvenir of The Second Pillar with The High Madora Cornerstone and The Outlying Primal Abyss from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | prime harmonic sine waves, toy organ, voices, cassette boomboxes, to be recorded on cassette tapes | 2010
The First Pillar Imploding The Principal Drone, Exploring The Abyss, Traversing The Trail Ridge | voice and pre-recorded cassette | 2014
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