Single minded and presented at its own pace, this is the music of tuning forks. Yes, those little U-shaped forks that come in varying sizes, usually tuned to one of the notes in an octave. In this case, each octave has been expanded to between 19 and 53 micro-tonal pitches, making a unique palette of consonance and dissonance. It's the interaction of these pitches that defines Burt's music, tonal environments of harmony and dissonance, mostly slow cycling to the benefit of the long decay of each fork's being struck, with occasional moments of slippery activity. Each piece was recorded in three passes for reasons of mulitracking. The two CDs are each the presentation of two larger works, "The Animation of Lists" and "And the Archytan Transpositions," each based on the other. They were originally requested in 2002 by Phill Niblock who wanted a non-electronic tonal work.
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