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:
Separate Haven | violin, electronics, and computer | 2005
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 First Pillar Imploding The Principal Drone, Exploring The Abyss, Traversing The Trail Ridge | voice and pre-recorded cassette | 2014
Nada Symmetry for The Midwinter Starfield | voice, saxophone, sine waves, and pre-recorded tracks | 2015
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
Twilight Tear | cello solo and two CDs | 2001
B Therefore Perfect | CD, piano, toy piano, and music boxes | 2001