Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation

By Michael Pisaro

Program Notes

Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation is an hour long composition written for three musicians playing live and pre-recorded piano, percussion, sine waves, tape machines, various objects and found sounds, and comprised of fourteen interdependently moving layers of musical material. This multifaceted work creates a world within a world, a semblance of a naturally occurring environment within a performance space, in which both aesthetic and emotive sound qualities are elegantly balanced, glacially moving through time.