Shade Studies | 2014

 

About the work:

Shade Studies examines the counterpoint between the acoustic resonance of the piano and sine waves. The music is quiet and built of cadences, silences, and repeated gestures. As the work unfolds, the two resonance systems engage through masking and illumination, creating a brief exploration of musical ‘shade.’ 

This work was generously commissioned by Russ Irwin and is dedicated to Sarah Cahill and Terry Riley. 

Instrumentation:

Piano

Duration:

9'

Technical Requirements:

• iPad equipped with SAMPL app
• small transducer speaker
• 1/8 cable (6 ft)
• very light amplification (optional)

Media:

Photo Credit: Charles Redding

Photo Credit: Charles Redding