Circle Limit III

Carl Pocket

Composed by: Daniel Corral (b.1981)

Premiered November 18, 2017 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

"Circle Limit III" was commissioned by the Los Angeles Electric 8. It is a 45 minute holarchical piece of spatialized music that can be interacted with at various levels. At any given moment, the audience can enjoy an immersive sound environment created by the guitars spread evenly around a space. With more in depth listening, one can perceive the gradual changes that keep the music in constant propulsion. Taking in the piece as a whole, an arch form emerges. Circle Limit III draws inspiration (and its title) from M.C. Escher's tesselated explorations of hyperbolic geometry, combined with composer Tom Johnston's explorations of number theory permutations.