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Four​-​Momentum (2018)

by Elaine Walker / ZIA

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Four-Momentum (2018)

1. Hyperbolica (20edo) 04:32
2. Wave Equation (17edo) 04:46
3. Euler's Identity (Bohlen-Pierce) 05:35
4. Skate Space (16edo) 04:51
5. Lorentz Force (17edo) 04:00

Four-Momentum was released on Split-Notes.com microtonal netlabel, December 2018.

All of ZIA's past albums and EPs have been composed exclusively with hardware synthesizers. Four-Momentum was composed with software synths, which have a different sound. This is the first instrumental ZIA release, yet even without the lyrical content it has the always expected space-theme that ZIA is known for. Instead of the usual humans-in-space motif, these songs were inspired by space-time itself, thus the title Four-Momentum. Elaine would like for listeners to peruse the topic of four-momentum and Einstein's relativity while listening (or roller skate while listening).

This is the first ZIA release since Drum'n'Space (2011), partly because Elaine was writing a 300 page physics/philosophy book titled "Matter Over Mind: Cosmos, Chaos, and Curiosity," now on Amazon. We can expect regular ZIA releases hereafter.

A few different equal temperaments are used for Four-Momentum, including 16edo, 17edo, and the Bohlen-Pierce Scale, and one that Elaine had not composed in before – 20edo.

For more information about Elaine Walker pease visit her website ZiaSpace.com.


released December 17, 2018

Written and Produced by Elaine Walker. Thanks to GCG for drum sounds on Hyperbolica and Wave Equation. Thanks to Kukutakuta for drum sounds on Euler's Identity, and thanks to Mike Kleinschmidt for drum sounds on Lorentz Force.


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Elaine Walker / ZIA Las Cruces, New Mexico

Elaine Walker is an electronic musician and microtonal composer. She is the author of a non-fiction book, Matter Over Mind: Cosmos, Chaos, and Curiosity. Realizing she had a gift for visualizing mathematics at age 50, by 52 her first math paper was accepted (on arXiv.org). She volunteers for the NewSpace community, promoting the idea of humans living in space. She is also a member of Alcor. ... more

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