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

UPCOMING: The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D on Irritable Hedgehog | Album Release : July 7th, 2017

Nief-Norf | Knoxville, TN : June 22nd, 2017
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:
Circular Trance Surrounding The Second Pillar with The Highest Seventh Primal Cirrus, The Utmost Fundamental, and The Ekmeles Ending from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | seven voices and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011
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
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
Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet | ensemble and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011-2015
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
Descending The Starfield Symmetry | double bass, long delay lines, and symmetrical harmonic sine waves | 2015
Nine Minutes for The Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones recalling The Midwinter Starfield Theme | violin and single-channel electronics | 2012