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Randy Gibson's <em>Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry Tx4 Base 7:144</em>
Randy Gibson's Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry Tx4 Base 7:144 | Render Still

Reviews

| 2017

Nief-Norf
Marc Medwin explores the history of a single note for Dusted

"I have never heard piano and electronics joined in such complete symbiosis and to such organically singular effect. ... All elements converge to create one of the most important contributions to recorded piano music of at least the past 20 years."

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| 2017

Nief-Norf
Seth Colter Walls profiles Randy Gibson for The New York Times

"As is sometimes the case with outwardly unvaried Minimalist music, the texture emerges from the overtones, the frequencies that sound above fundamental notes (in this case, those seven Ds on the piano). Mr. Gibson’s electronic design for the piece highlights these naturally occurring acoustic phenomena, making their ghostly quality more easily perceived."

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June 22nd, 2017

Nief-Norf | Sixth International Conference on Music and Minimalism at The Nief-Norf Summer Festival at The Standard | Knoxville, TN


Excerpt from the World Premiere of The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield from October, 2014

Featuring the works:

Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry Tx4 Base 7:144

The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield


Reviews

| 2017

Nief-Norf
Marc Medwin explores the history of a single note for Dusted

"I have never heard piano and electronics joined in such complete symbiosis and to such organically singular effect. ... All elements converge to create one of the most important contributions to recorded piano music of at least the past 20 years."

Read More...
| 2017

Nief-Norf
Seth Colter Walls profiles Randy Gibson for The New York Times

"As is sometimes the case with outwardly unvaried Minimalist music, the texture emerges from the overtones, the frequencies that sound above fundamental notes (in this case, those seven Ds on the piano). Mr. Gibson’s electronic design for the piece highlights these naturally occurring acoustic phenomena, making their ghostly quality more easily perceived."

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As part of the Sixth International Conference on Music and Minimalism held as par of this year's Nief-Norf Summer Festival in Knoxville, R. Andrew Lee presents the third performance of Gibson's longest and most reductive composition: The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield.

The performance celebrates the forthcoming release of the work on Irritable Hedgehog and features the World Premiere of a new projection environment Quadrilateral Starfield Symmetry Tx4 Base 7:144 that works in combination with the lush overtones of the work to suspend time and memory.

As part of the conference, Gibson will also be discussing endurance and performance practices as they relate to extended time scales with Lee and Richard Glover on Friday, June 23rd.

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