The Sine Wave Conspiracy Timothy Pickett

This piece uses simple elements — such as sine waves — to create subtleties. I have created 83 wave-forms, all only slightly different from each other, enabling me to lend a “naturalness” to each electronic instrument. These conspire with the help of FM and homemade granular pyramids, toward a seamless gradation of sound, from the pure and transparent to the rich and complex. Likewise, the harmony ranges from the pristine to the dark and features such subtleties as modulation by quarter-tone (32:33). All frequencies are determined by acoustical proportions and the durations utilize variously graded number series, creating polyrhythms and tempo changes.

  • Year of composition: 2003
  • Hardware used: MacIntosh G4
  • Software used: C-Sound
  • Duration of the submitted work: 4:25
  • Production: University of British Columbia

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