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9th root (fixed media)

9th root explores 9-tone equal temperament. In the first section, the opening motivic figures are shaped by a subtle and reactionary sonic landscape. Moving toward the second section, simple colors transform toward metallic sounds, reminiscent of gamelan. The opening three-note figure is expanded in a new polyphonic context. A portal between natural and artificial worlds shimmers briefly, but soon disappears. Dense chords transition to the final section where pointillist textures are fast overwhelmed by the three-note motive, which carries the work to its end.