Expanding Rhythms in Harmonic Time


Bass Drum and Harmonic Filters | ca. 24 Minutes

Commissioned by Albert Cerulo

World Premiere: SUNY Purchase, New York - October 14th, 2019
Premiered by: Albert Cerulo - Bass Drum

The resonant peculiarities of a single concert bass drum are explored to their full potential, opening the ears to the perception of overtones, and dilating the perception of time. The steady glacial pulse allows for unprecedented focus on the real and amplified sound of the drum. Select overtones from The Four Pillars are barely amplified above the level of the natural structures, creating unexpected cross-pulses and beat structures.

This work was commissioned by Albert Cerulo as part of a program of solo percussion works with electronics featuring works by Eve Beglarian, Paula Matthusen, Mathew Rosenblum, and Jude Traxler.

Part of the Constellation:

Harmonic Time Constructions | 2017 - Present

Presentation History
Amplified Perception | Pittsburgh, PA : April 15th, 2023
Amplified Perception | Columbus, OH : March 29th, 2022
Amplified Perception | St. Paul, MN : August 14th, 2021
Amplified Perception | Allentown, PA : February 16th, 2020
Amplified Perception | Wayne, NJ : October 27th, 2019
Amplified Perception | Purchase, New York : October 14th, 2019

See Also:
Distant Pillars, Private Pillars | Field Recordings, Sine Waves, and Musicians | 2020
The Four Pillars Appearing from The Resonating Discs invoking The 72:81:88 Confluence | Three Percussionists and Harmonic Resonators | 2017
Harmonic Time Constructions | | 2022
The Four Pillars Breathing in Harmonic Time | Two Flutes, Pre-recorded Flutes, Sine Waves, and Video | 2022
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
Dual Resonance in Harmonic Time | Two Gongs | 2018
Catalog Differential Apparition: 72:81:88 | Trombone and Pre-Recorded Trombone (on Cassette) | 2017