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The Four Pillars Appearing | 2017

R. Andrew Lee performing Randy Gibson's "The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield" at Nief-Norf
R. Andrew Lee performing Randy Gibson's "The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield" at Nief-Norf | Photo by Fistful of Tigers

The Four Pillars Appearing | 2017


Marc Medwin explores the history of a single note for Dusted

"I have never heard piano and electronics joined in such complete symbiosis and to such organically singular effect. ... All elements converge to create one of the most important contributions to recorded piano music of at least the past 20 years."

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Improv Sphere finds the beauty in duration (in French)

"Le moindre petit changement de rythme, l'introduction d'une seule note supplémentaire dans les nombreux clusters bourdonnants et martelés, chaque évènement est un bouleversement de l'ordre. Chaque nouveauté, si minime soit elle, explose tout l'espace, forme une nouvelle mélodie, dévie le bourdon de manière abrupte, et c'est toute la forme de la pièce qui change. Mais surtout, à un niveau moins formel, cette écoute révèle une beauté incroyable."

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Textura explores the structure of The Four Pillars

"Though it might seem that a clear separation would exist between the acoustic and the electronic elements, the lines between them blur during the performance in a way that intensifies the music's hallucinatory effect. There are times, in fact, where the combination of overtones and electronic treatments is so powerful it begins to evoke other instrument associations."

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