Process

Randy Gibson singing <em>Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield Symmetry under The 72:81:88 Confluence</em> in a setting of <em>Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry A:L Base 11:273 in The 181 Profusion</em> at the 2016 Avant Music Festival
Randy Gibson singing Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield Symmetry under The 72:81:88 Confluence in a setting of Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry A:L Base 11:273 in The 181 Profusion at the 2016 Avant Music Festival | Photo by Steven Pisano for Avant Media

My work focuses on deep explorations of a guiding set of rules over sustained periods of time.

Since 2010 I have been concerned with a single set of harmonies I call The Four Pillars: four types of intervals - exponential multiples of 3, 7, 9 and 11 - that can be drawn from pure overtone ratios of a single fundamental frequency. My practice explores the potentials of these just intonation harmonies through the use of sine waves in combination with live performers or with select harmonic filtering of live or pre-recorded sound.

I am fascinated with memory and how our perception of events can change and evolve over time (both short- and long-term). By continuing to refine my self-imposed compositional rules, I am able to bring my work to a high level of artistic existence while enabling great freedom for improvisational performance within precise parameters.

My primary interest is to make work that highlights the inherent beauty and profound intervallic relationships of the harmonic series. My work unfolds at a glacial pace, treating time as a defining factor in thematic development and as a tool for the precise tuning of pure intervals. Focusing on these relationships over extended durations alters the listener’s perception of time and space.

For more information on my current projects, please visit the project page