This piece is inspired by three chords from La Monte Young's "The Well-Tuned Piano" and various sine-tone installations: the Opening Chord, the Magic Chord, and the Magic Opening Chord. I didn’t use Young’s chords literally, but instead made five new chords whose pitches I derived based on the combination tones (summation, difference, and periodicity pitch) implied by his chords. The piece was built by combining these five chords in various layers.
Kyle Gann has included Sublimation on the playlist (look under "Past Selections") of his Postclassic Radio show. Tim Rutherford-Johnson used an excerpt from Sublimation in his "avant-classical" mix Long Shadows.
Sublimation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.