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:
Nine Minutes for The Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones recalling The Midwinter Starfield Theme | violin and single-channel electronics | 2012
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
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
The First Analog Pillar with its Simplest Primes and The Harbinger of The Second Pillar with The Low Madora Cornerstone and The Outlying Primal Cirrus from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | prime harmonic sine waves, toy organ, cassette boomboxes, to be recorded on cassette tapes | 2010
The Four Pillars Appearing from The Resonating Discs invoking The 72:81:88 Confluence | three percussionists and harmonic resonators | 2017
Shiver (Videodance Realization) | Short Film | 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