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Distant Pillars, Private Pillars

by Randy Gibson

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Eight Dawn 09:00
Twelve Dawn 09:02
Nine Dawn 08:56
Seven Dusk 09:00
Nine Evening 09:00


Half of all proceeds from sales of Distant Pillars, Private Pillars will be donated to organizations critical to our time: The Marsha P Johnson Institute, which works to defend and protect the lives and human rights of Black trans people, and Fair Fight, an organization that promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, and encourages voter participation and education.


Distant Pillars, Private Pillars, the new album by Randy Gibson, is the manifestation of a decade working closely with musicians to create a deep droning sound world.

In this new work, Gibson positions his carefully honed tunings within a setting of birds, traffic, and the sounds of daily life recorded personally by all of the musicians involved in their personal spaces around the country. Responding to the new paradigms of pandemic life, the work celebrates the sounds we hear around us and the individuality of the spaces we each inhabit. Assembled by Gibson from nearly 20 hours of source recordings, the album features recorded performances from Jen Baker, Meaghan Burke, Erik Carlson, Carlos Cordeiro, David Lackner, William Lang, and Mariel Roberts.


released November 20, 2020


Composed, Sequenced and Mixed by Randy Gibson

Performed by:

Jen Baker – Brooklyn, New York
Trombone 20VII28 – 20VIII01

Meaghan Burke – Brooklyn, New York
Cello 20VIII20 – 20VIII24

Erik Carlson – La Jolla, California
Violin 20VIII07 – 20VIII29

Carlos Cordeiro – Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina
Clarinets 20VII25 – 20VIII10

Randy Gibson – Garrison, New York
Sine Waves and Sequencing 20VII21 – 20VII13

David Lackner – New Haven, Connecticut
Alto Saxophone 20VII26 – 20VIII20

William Lang – Brooklyn, New York
Trombone 20VIII02 – 20IX16

Mariel Roberts – Brooklyn, New York
Cello 20VIII30 – 20IX08

Sky photographs by all performers
Mandalas by Randy Gibson from Quadrilateral Spiral Starfield Symmetry II : A:A Base 7 in 58 (2015)

Mastered by Andrew Weathers

Typography and layout by Oscar H Scott

Released by Galtta Media
November 20, 2020

© Randy Gibson, 2020
Published by Golightly Music (ASCAP)


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Randy Gibson New York

Randy Gibson composes with sound, time, light, and space. Through performances, objects, and installations Gibson’s work confronts the edges of perception and memory. A long-time student of seminal pioneers of Minimal art La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, Gibson rigorously explores the potential of a precise set of numerical relationships while inviting stasis and reflection. ... more

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