D. Riley Nicholson     drileyn (at)  gmail.com​

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SHimmer 

for piano and electronics, 55 mins 

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premiered by D. Riley Nicholson at the Center for New Music in San Francisco on January 28 and 29th, 2018, followed by a national tour including NYC, Baltimore, Hot Springs AR, and Chicago.

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To shimmer is to reflect a wavering or distorted visual image, to tremolo a fitful light. There’s some beautiful distortion or distance between where an object is and where its image is.

 

Riley explores Shimmer as a highly personal verb. We are remembered by how we reflected the light around us. We didn’t create our light, but we do choose to spread and magnify it in a myriad of directions, choosing what to reflect, to absorb, to emit, and to deflect.

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Shimmer was premiered alongside immersive visual projections by Robby Gilson commissioned specifically for the production. Zach Miley was the production's Sound Designer and Recording Engineer.