A Pseudo Raga in 19 edo (video)

April 19th, 2015

audio only

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per request here is an alternate mix with the guitar more in front.

and here is an alternate take with the guitar distorted.

USS North Dakota – synthesizer solo

April 14th, 2015

USS North Dakota – MS2000 synthesizer solo in Scott Dakota’s “Submariner” tuning

! Submariner_CS_MirrorChromatic_V1_TemperA(12).scl
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Submariner CS MS V1, tempering: 3328/3325, 6144/6137, 45125/45056 - Scott Dakota, April 2015
12
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130.53090
167.24535
297.77625
385.79376
516.32466
553.03912
683.57001
814.10091
902.11842
981.34626
1069.36378
1199.89467

Nautilus – synthesizer solo

April 13th, 2015

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Nautilus – MS2000 synthesizer solo in Scott Dakota’s “Submariner” tuning

! Submariner_CS_MirrorChromatic_V1_TemperA(12).scl
!
Submariner CS MS V1, tempering: 3328/3325, 6144/6137, 45125/45056 - Scott Dakota, April 2015
12
!
130.53090
167.24535
297.77625
385.79376
516.32466
553.03912
683.57001
814.10091
902.11842
981.34626
1069.36378
1199.89467

At the River (DIY Psaltery)

April 12th, 2015

audio only below

At The River The psaltery appears at the end of the video.

Melodyne analysis

Melodyne analysis

The tuning in cents per melodyne single track 
0.0
166.0
486.0
686.0
872.0

Interval class, Number of incidences, Size:
  1:   1 166.000 cents
  1:   1 186.000 cents
  1:   1 200.000 cents
  1:   1 320.000 cents
  2:   1 352.000 cents
  2:   1 386.000 cents
  2:   1 486.000 cents
  2:   1 520.000 cents
  3:   1 552.000 cents
  3:   1 672.000 cents
  3:   1 686.000 cents
  3:   1 706.000 cents
Highest number of different intervals for one interval class: 4
Average number of different intervals per interval class: 4.00000 = 4

A Wireless Vision (19 edo soundmass)

April 10th, 2015

http://www.teslasociety.com/teslacoil.htm

http://www.teslasociety.com/teslacoil.htm



A Wireless Vision is a 19 edo tuned soundmass composition. Acknowledgement goes to librivox.org for the reading and the Tesla Society for the picture. Other sound sources include analog and soft synthesizers, bowed metallic objects, aeolian harp, processing, and retuning as needed by melodyne single track to 19 edo.

I’m Not Sleeping (19 edo rock band)

April 10th, 2015

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I’m Not Sleeping is a serial improvisation in rock band format with 19edo instruments. The dissonance is very much on purpose.

A Secret Place (DIY psaltery)

April 3rd, 2015

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A Secret PlaceDIY psaltery with a by-ear tuning.

in cents the tuning, per melodyne, is 0.0, 318.0, 425.0, 511.0, 702.0, 928.0, 1028.0

Entropic Sculpture

April 2nd, 2015

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Entropic Sculpture is an accidental interpenetration of a post-modern sculptural art genre created from analog synthesizer settings my son left for me and then I used and eventually mutated. I ran this mix out of Sonar pretty hot and generated some distortion. Honestly I liked the effect and therefore left it as it was. The tuning is technically 12 but has more shades than plain ole piano music.

wind farm in 19 equal temperament (video)

March 29th, 2015

wind farm in 19 equal temperament is a pseudo raga played on a 19 equal guitar using slide for the melody and the same guitar plus synthesizers for the drone. The video and stills of a wind farm were taken by me during a recent trip.

audio only
full quality video

Red Giant (polytuned)

March 20th, 2015
"Sun Red Giant" by Tablizer at the English language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

“Sun Red Giant” by Tablizer at the English language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Red Giant, drums, synthesizers, 17 equal guitar, voice.

Earth’s fate
Main article: Future of the Earth (from Wikipedia)
Above is an artist’s depiction of the Sun entering its red giant phase viewed from Earth. All life on Earth is extinct at this phase.

During the Sun’s life in the main sequence, the Sun is becoming more luminous (about 10% every 1 billion years, at the present time). The surface temperature of the Sun is almost constant. The increase of luminosity is essentially due to a slow increase in the solar radius. The increase in solar luminosity is such that in about another billion years Earth’s water will evaporate and escape into space, rendering it inhospitable to all known terrestrial life. Earth is not expected to survive the Sun’s transition into a red giant. At its largest, the Sun will have a maximum radius beyond Earth’s current orbit, 1 AU (1.5×1011 m), 250 times the present radius of the Sun. By the time the Sun has entered the asymptotic red giant branch, the orbits of the planets will have drifted outwards due to a loss of roughly 30% of the Sun’s present mass. Most of this mass will be lost as the solar wind increases. Also, tidal acceleration will help boost Earth to a higher orbit (similar to what Earth does to the Moon). If it were only for this, Earth would probably remain outside the Sun. However, current research suggests that after the Sun becomes a red giant, Earth will be pulled in owing to tidal deceleration.