Nine Minutes for The Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones recalling The Midwinter Starfield Theme

2012

Violin and Single-Channel Electronics | 9 Minutes

Commissioned by Erik Carlson

World Premiere: The Stone, New York City - March 26th, 2013
Premiered by: Erik Carlson - Violin

This work, commissioned by the violinist Erik Carlson, states the entirety of the Midwinter Starfield Theme from Apparitions of The Four Pillars, harmonizing it with dense microtonal drones created on the UPIC system designed by Iannis Xenakis. The drones were created in 2004 at CCMIX in Paris, and were also used for the 2005 composition Separate Haven.


Part of the Constellation:

The Starfield Symmetry | 2012 - 2016


Presentation History
Avant Music Festival Preview | New York City : December 9th, 2013
Permutations Series | New York City : December 6th, 2013
The Stone | New York City : March 26th, 2013

See Also:
Primary Structures I | Quartet of Dissimilar Instruments and Sine Waves | 2012
Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield Symmetry under The 72:81:88 Confluence | Ensemble and Symmetrical Harmonic Sine Waves | 2014 - 2016
The First Pillar Exploding The Upper Drone With The Violin Analogue, The Nestled Melodic 27, and the Apparition Of The Eternal Tonic From Apparitions Of The Four Pillars | Voice and Pitch Shifting Vocal Drones with Violin to be recorded on Cassette Tapes | 2013
The Third Pillar with its Lowest Primes and Memories of The Second Pillar from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | Prime Harmonic Sine Waves, Soloists and Cantus Firmus | 2010
Apparitions of The Four Pillars with Their Lowest Primes, The Premonition of The Second Rung, and The Third Rung Connector | Just Intonation Toy Organs, Variable Pitched Instruments, Prime Harmonic Sine Waves and Harmonically Related Delay Lines | 2009
Descending The Starfield Symmetry | Double Bass, Long Delay Lines, and Symmetrical Harmonic Sine Waves | 2015
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 | Live Performance, Trombone, Sine Waves, Harmonic Delay Structures, Time | 2011-12, revised 2018