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D. Riley Nicholson: Shimmer for solo piano and electronics

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Date(s) - 03/30/2018
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Narloch Piano Studio


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  • 7:30pm Doors/Reception
  • 8pm Concert

Shimmer for solo piano and electronics

Feedback IX for electronics and objects

  • Ted Moore – composer, improviser, intermedia artist

Shimmer is a 50 minute musical work by composer-pianist D. Riley Nicholson for piano and electronics. Nicholson worked closely with sound designer Zach Miley to record, sculpt, and create an interface suitable for live electro-acoustic performance. Shimmer is performed by Nicholson alongside projected visuals created specifically for the production by artist Robby Gilson.

To shimmer is to reflect a wavering or distorted visual image, to tremolo a fitful light. To shimmer is to flicker and allow the complexity of a beautiful light to evolve, to open up the possibility of an object viewed from multiple perspectives simultaneously. From a different angle, Nicholson explores Shimmer as a highly personal verb: We are remembered by how we reflected the light around us. We didn’t create our light, but we do choose to spread and magnify it in a myriad of directions. Shimmer reflects these ideas as a repetitive tremor of shaking, mesmerizing, aural glare.

Ted Moore will present his work, feedback ix which explores physical materials, resonant properties of space, and the system of air molecules that is often overlooked when one hears music or sound. By amplifying large PVC tubes harmonic and melodic contours emerge from the physics of sound. Moore explores resonant properties molded in expressive ways, often through the use of digital manipulation, presenting both harmonic and inharmonic spectra.

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