Recording The Four Pillars

August 16th, 2016

A week of recording and lightning

This past week I had the great fortune to record my The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield with R. Andrew Lee in Kansas City for release next year on Irritable Hedgehog.

This was an absolutely incredible experience hearing Andy delve so fully back into this monumental work for piano and resonators. The Steinway model D he played on was exquisite and I'm sure the recording is going to turn out amazingly. The work even got longer as we recorded it - always a good sign.

I then spent the weekend among Walter De Maria's Lightning Field - a permanent and breathtaking piece of land art installed by Dia Art Foundation in the New Mexico dessert since 1977. This work, which you spend as close to 24 hours with as possible is distinctly the most incredible piece of visual art I've ever experienced. It's about the entirety of the situation - from the drive through the dessert, to the spare office in a tiny town, to the psychological work of staying with four other people and sharing a communal experience.

Watching space and light be completely redefined was something that I won't forget, the feelings have stayed with me, and I know they will resonate long into the future.

See Also:
The Four Pillars Appearing around the world | review | 2017
Epiphany | news item | April, 2017
A Single Note | Randy Gibson profiled in the New York Times | interview | 2017
A Cageian Dream | news item | January, 2013
The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield | Equal Tempered Piano and Harmonic Resonators | July, 2014
Appearing in Tennessee | news item | June, 2017
Performances in Seattle and Hudson and a special cassette for Avant Media donors | news item | April, 2015