D. J. Wolf (b. 1961) — Two Tones for Samuel Vriezen (2013) for organ
“Two Tones for Samuel Vriezen” (2013) is a series of pairings of two tones in each of thirteen possible relationships in time: in one, the tones start and end together. In four cases, one tone follows the other without overlap, half of these with a pause between, and half with no pause or overlap. In eight cases, there are overlaps between the two tones. The distinctions between tones that coincide, overlap, are adjacent or are separated by time is all this piece is about. (DJW)
D. J. (Daniel James) Wolf (b. 1961) was born in California and educated at University of California Santa Cruz and Wesleyan University. His primary teachers included Gordon Mumma, David Cope, Alvin Lucier, and La Monte Young. Since 1989, he has been a freelance composer and writer based in Frankfurt, Germany. With Hauke Harder, he founded the publishing firm Material Press. Wolf’s compositions have been performed around the world, and his long-duration sound installations have been exhibited in the USA, Germany, and Switzerland. He has written extensively on various musicology and theoretical subjects including intonation and tuning systems.
Published by Material Press