CONSTELLATION |
The Pillars

2010 - Present | Various Instruments and Just Intonation Sine Waves in Immersive Lighting Environments

Works built around the concept of a single Pillar - tunings of exponential multiples of one of the core numbers of The Four Pillars

When I initially developed The Four Pillars, the organization of the aspects of the tuning into four distinct "sections" was paramount. Early examinations into these Pillars yielded deeper understanding of the possibilities of the tuning itself.

Each of the Pillars has its own character, typified by the sound and space of the seconds involved. The Second Pillar with its wide septimal seconds feels spacious and profound, it is dedicated to my guru La Monte Young whose use of septimal tunings is revolutionary and deeply inspirational. The First Pillar and The Third Pillar share the 3:2 interval as their core and focus on the more narrow but sublimely elegant 9:8 second. The Fourth Pillar remains relatively unexplored, its focus on 11 lending an ominous air to the harmony of The Four Pillars.

Works in the constellation The Pillars


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

2011-12, revised 2018 | Live Performance, Trombone, Sine Waves, Harmonic Delay Structures, Time | 198 Minutes
World Premiere: Avant Music Festival - Wild Project, New York, NY - February 27th, 2012
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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

2013 | Voice and Pitch Shifting Vocal Drones with Violin to be recorded on Cassette Tapes | 30 Minutes
World Premiere: Cassauna - The First Pillar Appearing in Supernova - January 21st, 2014
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The First Pillar Imploding The Principal Drone Under The Addition Of 9 In Melodic Counterpoint From Apparitions Of the Four Pillars

2013 | Voice and Pitch Shifting Vocal Drones to be recorded on Cassette Tapes | 30 Minutes
World Premiere: Cassauna - The First Pillar Appearing in Supernova - January 21st, 2014
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The First Pillar Appearing in Palindrome with The Harbinger of The Second Pillar under the 27/28 Triple Primal Region

2011 | Voice and Sine Waves with Digital Delay | 22 Minutes
World Premiere: Wild Project - December 19th, 2011
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Circular Trance Surrounding The Second Pillar with The Highest Seventh Primal Cirrus, The Utmost Fundamental, and The Ekmeles Ending from Apparitions of The Four Pillars

2011 | Seven Voices and Prime Harmonic Sine Waves | ca. 60-70 Minutes
World Premiere: Music At First, Brooklyn, NY - November 18th, 2011
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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

2010 | Prime Harmonic Sine Waves, Just Intonation Toy Organ, Voice, Cassette Boomboxes | 30 Minutes
World Premiere: Cafe OTO, London, UK - December 9th, 2010
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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

2010 | Prime Harmonic Sine Waves, Just Intonation Toy Organ, Cassette Boomboxes, to be recorded on Cassette Tapes | 30 Minutes
World Premiere: The Tapeworm - Analog Apparitions - October 1st, 2010
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The Third Analog Pillar with its Lowest Primes and The Ersatz Souvenir of The Second Pillar with The High Madora Cornerstone and The Outlying Primal Abyss from Apparitions of The Four Pillars

2010 | Prime Harmonic Sine Waves, Just Intonation Toy Organ, Voices, Cassette Boomboxes, to be recorded on Cassette Tapes | 30 Minutes
World Premiere: The Tapeworm - Analog Apparitions - October 1st, 2010
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The Third Pillar with its Lowest Primes and Memories of The Second Pillar from Apparitions of The Four Pillars

2010 | Prime Harmonic Sine Waves, Soloists and Cantus Firmus | ca. 17 Minutes
World Premiere: Voices + Sine Waves Limited Edition CD Release - April 20th, 2010
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