Transition and Apotheosis Mike McFerron

“Der Wechsel allein ist das Beständige” (Change alone is constant) — Arthur Schopenhauer Transition and Apotheosis for multichannel fixed media was completed in 2020. It is a sound meditation on being. At the foundation of this work is a musical texture that maps Danish composer Per Nørgård’s “infinity sequence” to sound elements. This layer was created using an improvisation performance software program I developed specifically for this composition. Juxtaposed to the infinity sequence texture are, among others, layers of Javanese Gamelan music and a cyclical harmonic progression. These elements interact with one another and transform throughout the work to generate a clear musical shape. This composition was made possible by a generous Lewis University Faculty Scholar Award. Transition and Apotheosis is dedicated to the memory of my friend, Gerald Warfield. - MRM

  • Year of composition: 2020
  • Genre: Acousmatics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Duration of the submitted work: 8:17
  • Publisher: Red Earth Publishing

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