JUSTIN TIERNEY is a time-lapse film maker composer. His music was declared “superb, robust, and grand” by the Boston Globe who stated that that “Tierney’s dark-hued music had polished, ominous richness… and sound-worlds that were cogent and immediate.”Tierney holds graduate degrees from Yale, Tufts, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Duke University.
LISTEN: Tokyo Aglow for Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Double Bass
Members of the Deviant Septet with Justin Tierney, Piano
Tokyo Aglow tours the Japanese capital by road and rail. Whereas Aerial Arterial (the first installment of the larger project called At the CONFLUX) explores the edifices of the city from elevated perches, Tokyo Aglow captures the city from the blacktop. The automated Yurikamome flows through Odaiba and arrives downtown. A taxi whips to converging clusters of crowds in Shibuya. Scores surge, stream and swarm, tangle and scramble. Patterns of people, probabilities and periodicities, play. Weaving and knotting, the masses rhythmically engage with the machinery of modern life.
Koto inspired chords underpin the music of the piano. Trombone, trumpet and violin map to the patterns recurrent and emergent. Crosswalk chimes, chirps and cuckoos echo into the night.