Nick Roth Music

High Frequency (2021)

for Solo Piano

Commissioned by pianist Máire Carroll with funds from the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Award 2021, in partnership with Business to Arts, High Frequency for Solo Piano is a transcription of the BTC-USD Index spanning the period July 7th - October 6th 2021.

The mapping renders 4-hr price action candles into semiquavers at c.160 bpm, dividing the total range extension by the 88 notes of the piano keyboard, with crossings of the 89-day Moving Average (MA) delineating phrases. 

The work is part of the ongoing MaTE (Music as Translative Epistemology) Series, exploring the emergent dynamics of complex living systems.