The Four Pillars Appearing from The Resonating Discs invoking The 72:81:88 Confluence

2017 | three percussionists and harmonic resonators | 81 Minutes



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Reviews

NY Times: A Single Note | 2017

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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Commissioned by Avant Media
For TIGUE

World Premiere: Wild Project, New York City - April 11th, 2017
Premiered by: TIGUE:
Matt Evans
Amy Garapic
Carson Moody

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Reviews

NY Times: A Single Note | 2017

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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Presentation History
Resonating Apparitions | New York City : April 11th, 2017

The Four Pillars Appearing from The Resonating Discs invoking The 72:81:88 Confluence brings a new level of conceptual rigor and complexity to The Four Pillars world. A new concept called Harmonic Time which utilizes a perceptual score built from units of time that expand and contract imperceptibly. These time units are based on the same numeric elements as the rest of the work: structure and pitch reinforce each other creating an immersive ecosystem where time stands still, if only for a moment.


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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
The Third Analog Pillar with its Lowest Primes and The Ersatz Souvenir of The Second Pillar with The High Madora Cornerstone and The Outlying Primal Abyss from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | prime harmonic sine waves, toy organ, voices, cassette boomboxes, to be recorded on cassette tapes | 2010
Apparitions of The Four Pillars in The Midwinter Starfield under The Astral 789 Duet | ensemble and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011-2015
Circular Trance Surrounding The Second Pillar with The Highest Seventh Primal Cirrus, The Utmost Fundamental, and The Ekmeles Ending from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | seven voices and prime harmonic sine waves | 2011
The First Analog Pillar with its Simplest Primes and The Harbinger of The Second Pillar with The Low Madora Cornerstone and The Outlying Primal Cirrus from Apparitions of The Four Pillars | prime harmonic sine waves, toy organ, cassette boomboxes, to be recorded on cassette tapes | 2010
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
Primary Structures I | quartet of dissimilar instruments and sine waves | 2012