Layer one of a projected multi-layer synthesized piece. Sun is a simple analog glissando of (in effect) 128 oscillators descending over 5 octaves in 40 minutes.
The other projected layers, possibly still in progress of composition and photography include clouds, rocks, water and birds: the original version has 400 photographic slides in an accompaniment, pictures of a handful of sunsets that were enlarged and color corrected through as many as 5 generations. The slides were projected by four projectors, cross-fading in pairs, onto a single screen.
Sun has been performed with live electronics out of doors, accompanied by the real thing, and a score, parts and notes do exist.
Tape defects are audible throughout. Composed in my home studio with an Aries modular analog synthesizer and a TEAC 80-8 1/2” 8-channel tape recorder. The piece needs to be remastered and cleaned up.
It is dedicated to Seagull and (the late) John Wells.
The piece also exists as NUS … when played backwards.
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