4 for 20 began as a sketch for a concept I’m developing for my upcoming COLA IMAP performance in June, 2023. The piececreates a contemplative space through a series of gradually changing chords on 20 just-intonation chimes. These chords manifest through shifting polyrhythms connected to the frequency of each chime.
This piece continues my 8 years of making just-tuned chimes, as well as my gradual descent into the wooly world of Erv Wilson microtonality. The chimes are tuned to a 1•3•5•7•9•11 Eikosany, and each musician plays 5 of them.
This Saturday, September 12, there will be a CD release show at Automata for my new album on Diamond Pulses, with special guests Danny Holt and Mike Robbins! There will be two shows at 8 and 10pm, and I will perform Diamond Pulses at both. The 8pm show will also feature Mike Robbins and Danny Holt in a rare duo performance of Workers Union, a seminal and uncompromising work of musical minimalism by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. The 10pm show will feature a performance by Danny Holt of Philip Glass’ Two Pages, an early exploration of additive processes derived from his time working with Ravi Shankar. Stream the album now from Orenda Records’ Bandcamp page: [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1844134484 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] ___ Saturday, September 12, 8pm and 10pm Automata 504 Chung King Court Los Angeles CA 90012 8pm: • Workers Union, performed by Danny Holt and Mike Robbins • Diamond Pulses, performed by Daniel Corral 10pm: • Two Pages, peformed by Danny Holt • Diamond Pulses, performed by Daniel Corral But tickets online here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/6883# ___ Daniel Corral’s Diamond Pulses is a 32 minute aural experience combining electronic polyrhythms, microtonal tuning systems, classical minimalist influences, and noisy ambiance to open new sonic dimensions. Constantly evolving minimalist grooves recall Terry Riley or Cluster. The microtonal tuning systems recall Harry Partch, James Tenney, or Arnold Dreyblatt. Meanwhile, the counterpoint of noisy washes recalls the sound of ocean waves on the shore. This performance of Diamond Pulses will feature projections of live video of the piece’s colorful interactive score. ___ Mike Robbins and Danny Holt will also perform several seminal works of musical minimalism. At 8pm, they will play a duo version of Louis Andriessen’sWorkers Union, a minimalist masterpiece written for “any loud sounding group of instruments.” At 10pm, Danny Holt will play “Two Pages” by Philip Glass, an early exploration of additive processes derived from his time working with Ravi Shankar. Robbins is the director of Eighteen Squared, a new music ensemble specializing in the music of Steve Reich. Holt is a virtuosic pianist described as described as “the classical music equivalent of an extreme sports athlete” (The Record). Danny Holt’s website: http://dannyholt.net/ Mike Robbins’ website: http://highstimulation.com/
I am excited to announce my new album, Diamond Pulses! Diamond Pulses will be released by Orenda Records on September 12. There will be a release show that day at Automata. Stream the audio from Bandcamp, then pre-order your copy from Orenda Records! [bandcamp width=100% height=42 album=1844134484 size=small bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5] More info soon!
Timur and the Dime Museum is making an album of COLLAPSE! This past spring, I premiered COLLAPSE with Timur and the Dime Museum at REDCAT, and it traveled to Miami Light Project and Operadagen Rotterdam. Developed by Beth Morrison Projects, one of the leading U.S. producers of contemporary music works, COLLAPSE is a piece that I wrote as a “post-ecological requiem.” Each song is about a different man-made natural disaster, following the traditional form of a requiem. The live show was transformed into an amazing multimedia experience with costumes and interactive video, and I was really proud of how it turned out. We’ve gotten a lot of great press, including the LA Times, Miami Herald, Financial Times, LA Weekly, and others. COLLAPSE will continue in 2015 with shows in New York and beyond. In order to fully realize this piece, we are creating an album of COLLAPSE! We’re trying to do it right, which involves more of a budget than our previous recording projects. From start to finish, the process will cost us over $13,500. For independent artists like us, this is something of a challenge. So, we’re turning to our friends and supporters to help fund this project! The future of COLLAPSE is in your hands. All money raised will be used to create an amazing recording of COLLAPSE, helping spread awareness of the important environmental issues addressed in the piece. All donations to COLLAPSE are tax-deductible, and we have lots of perks and rewards. Payments can be made via credit card, paypal, or check. Our deadline for raising this amount is December 7! Please check out our fundraising page and consider supporting COLLAPSE: http://www.timurandthedimemuseum.com/collapse This is a pivotal moment in scale for me and for TDM, and I’m hoping you will be able to help us transition towards bigger and even more exciting projects.
Check out this great video Timur made in support of our fundraiser!