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:
Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet | Voice, Ensemble and Prime Harmonic Sine Waves | 2011 - 2015
The First Analog Pillar with its Simplest Primes and The Harbinger of The Second Pillar with The Low Madora Cornerstone and The Outlying Primal Cirrus from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | Prime Harmonic Sine Waves, Just Intonation Toy Organ, Cassette Boomboxes, to be recorded on Cassette Tapes | 2010
Nine Minutes for The Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones recalling The Midwinter Starfield Theme | Violin and Single-Channel Electronics | 2012
Nada Symmetry for The Midwinter Starfield | Voice, Saxophone, Sine Waves, and Pre-Recorded Tracks | 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 Four Pillars and Their Related Primes | | 2014
Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield Symmetry under The 72:81:88 Confluence | Ensemble and Symmetrical Harmonic Sine Waves | 2014 - 2016