Primary Structures I

2012

Quartet of Dissimilar Instruments and Sine Waves | ca. 15 Minutes

Commissioned by loadbang

World Premiere: Greenwich House - March 8th, 2012
Premiered by: loadbang:
Alejandro Acierto - Bass Clarinet
Andy Kozar - Trumpets
William Lang - Trombone
Jeffrey Gavett - Baritone Voice

Primary Structures I, written for the mixed ensemble loadbang, explores the simple additive nature of the building blocks of The Four Pillars. The work is performed as stacked 4-note chords in Just Intonation alternating with long stretches of silence over a steady sine wave drone and builds a progressively more complex harmony out of extremely restricted means.


Part of the Constellation:

Apparitions of The Four Pillars and Their Related Primes | 2009 - 2014


Presentation History
John Cage: A Portrait in 5 Parts | New York City : March 8th, 2012

See Also:
Intoning The Starfield Symmetry | Sine Waves, Voice, and Harmonic Delays | 2015
The Third Pillar with its Lowest Primes, The Analog TwentyFour Truckera, and The Ersatz Souvenir of The Second Pillar with The Madora Cornerstone and The Outlying Primal Abyss from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | Prime Harmonic Sine Waves, Just Intonation Toy Organ, Voice, Cassette Boomboxes | 2010
Apparitions of The 27:28 Symmetry under The 72:81:88 Differential Cirrus | Symmetrical Ensemble and Sine Waves | 2016
Nine Minutes for The Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones recalling The Midwinter Starfield Theme | Violin and Single-Channel Electronics | 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
Apparitions of The Four Pillars with Their Lowest Additive Primes as limited to the 3rd, 7th, 9th, and 11th New Primes chosen Cyclically, The Toll of Premonition, The Memorial Connector over the Outlying Primal Abyss, and The Mid-Winter Ending | Just Intonation Toy Organs, Variable Pitched Instruments, Prime Harmonic Sine Waves and Harmonically Related Delay Lines | 2010
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