Nine Minutes for The Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones recalling The Midwinter Starfield Theme

2012

violin and single-channel electronics | 9 Minutes

Commissioned by Erik Carlson

World Premiere: The Stone, New York City - March 26th, 2013
Premiered by: Erik Carlson, Violin

Presentation History
Avant Music Festival Preview | New York City : December 9th, 2013
Permutations Series | New York City : December 6th, 2013
The Stone | New York City : March 26th, 2013

This work, commissioned by the violinist Erik Carlson, states the entirety of the Midwinter Starfield theme from Apparitions of The Four Pillars, harmonizing it with dense microtonal drones created on the UPIC system designed by Iannis Xenakis. The drones were created in 2004 at CCMIX in Paris, and were also used for the 2005 composition Separate Haven.


See Also:
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, toy organ, voice, cassette boomboxes | 2010
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 | evolving composition model for just intonation toy organs, variable pitched instruments, prime harmonic sine waves and harmonically related delay lines | 2010
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 | solo trombone, digital delay, and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011
Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet | ensemble and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011-2015
The First Pillar Imploding The Principal Drone Under The Addition Of 9 In Melodic Counterpoint From Apparitions Of the Four Pillars | voice and pitch shifting vocal drones to be recorded on cassette tapes | 2013
The Four Pillars Appearing from The Resonating Discs invoking The 72:81:88 Confluence | three percussionists and harmonic resonators | 2017
Intoning The Starfield Symmetry | sine waves, voice, and harmonic delays | 2015