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
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.