Chords voiced as beating sine tones.
Composer: Stephen Lilly
Erin (2014) is constructed from five chords. Their harmonic vocabulary borrows heavily from jazz, but their sequencing is non-functional. The progression as originally conceived is heard in its unaltered form voiced by electric guitar near the end of the piece; this small fragment was composed in response to the tragic death of a friend, an accomplish jazz vocalist. The rest of the work is that fragment re-imagined by beating sine tones, spectrally compressed and temporally stretched. The electric guitar, electronically processed, appears throughout, demarcating structural boundaries.