Musician: Brian Riordan
The First Wave
The structure of "The First Wave" is based on events that took place before, during, and after the Cosmic Microwave Background. It begins with the events after the big bang, the instruments expand along the concept of inflation. Then perform pointillistically as particles begin to form. The pieces ends as a long detuning of the pitch material as the information we perceive as being redshifted down.
The sonic material of the piece is primarily based on the tuning of the primordial sound waves from the time of the CMB. Samples of the static produced by the CMB are included in the composition as well.