Building Music

I wrote this to commemorate the dedication of the American United Life building in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the time it was the tallest building in the city. Hey, I was an opportunistic kinda guy! The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra played it at the dedication ceremony. I really had no idea what I was doing.

I had been listening to a lot of minimalism (Reich/Glass/Riley), and this piece used a lot of semi-random pitches aligned along the harmonic series of a set of six chords (the AUL building was a hexagon). Wow, spectral music way back in 1983! I done thought it sounded real purty.

(music here if I can find it)