Shiver

2008 | prime harmonic sine waves | 9 minutes



Recordings


2009

Voices + Sine Waves
Digital Download and Limited Edition CD | Avant Media
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Commissioned by Avant Media
with video by Oscar H Scott and choreography by Laine Rettmer

World Premiere: Triplicate, The Gene Frankel Theatre, New York City - May 2nd, 2008
Premiered by: Benjamin Forster, dancer

Avant Premiere: 44 Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany - July 17th, 2008
Installation Premiere

Presentation History
Thinking Media III | Seoul, Korea : August 14 - 20, 2013
9th Korea Experimental Arts Festival | Seoul, Korea : July 24 - August 1, 2010
Nachtclub mit Fenster | Darmstadt, Germany : July 16 - 17, 2008
Triplicate | New York City : May 2 - 3, 2008

Shiver was created as a concept to explore high-prime harmonic relationships, inspired by those pioneered by my mentor La Monte Young, in a short setting. Consisting of a single seven-note chord spelled out only with sine waves, the music unfolds slowly as each pitch is heard in one of four octaves. With the octaves never overlapping for a single pitch, a slow rhythmic structure is achieved through pure process.


See Also:
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 | voice and pitch shifting vocal drones to be recorded on cassette tapes | 2013
Aqua Madora | just intonation piano and sine wave drones | 2005-2008
Apparitions of The Four Pillars (First Generation) | evolving composition model for just intonation toy organs, variable pitched instruments, prime harmonic sine waves and harmonically related delay lines | 2009-2015
B Therefore Perfect | CD, piano, toy piano, and music boxes | 2001
i left you on a cold day in december | Short Film | 2006
Lock Box | rhythmically tracked heartbeat score | 2001
Mémoire-en-Ciel | seven movement suite for piano in altered Pythagorean tuning | 2008