Spectral Dream No. 3 - Establishment title screen
September 13, 2020

Spectral Dream No. 3 – Establishment

Spectral Dream No. 3 – Establishment



  • Music and video composed and created by Lawrence W. Moore


This piece from the Spectral Dream series is a sequence of the first eight hexagrams from the I Ching, and outline their meaning in both musical and visual form. These different hexagrams are used as the graphic elements that make up different portions of the overall visual piece at their appropriate moments in time for their stages in order. The colors interpret their meaning. The various textures of noise are also constructed from the hexagram shape as various frequency ranges are passed through filtering, creating an aural layer of their hexagram shape. The pan flute performance is an interpretation of the struggle for one to begin and reach a point of establishment, facing the different challenges of spirit that come along the way, as indicated by the sequence of the first eight hexagrams of the I Ching, which tell this story of establishment. The background music is filtered noise that has noise filtering positions that are in hexagram shapes from selected I Ching topics. Colors are selected from a card series based on the I Ching that maximize the use of color in the meaning of that hexagram. The I Ching was not used as a random nor synchronistic oracle in the piece, rather selected hexagrams and their means were used as a foundation for the sound and the visual display. If one looks closely, the elements making up the material in the video are all hexagrams.

Tools Utilized


  • Selected for and performed in the February, 2015 Compositum Musicae Novae Concert, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Selected for and presented in an installation at Arts & Letters Day 2012, Miami-Dade College
  • Selected for and performed in the Subtropics XXII Marathon Concert at Audiotheque, Miami Beach, March, 2013

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