Marveling at Dwarfs

July 16th, 2017

a symphonic organ improvisation in the below tuning devised by Gene Ward Smith – read along score below
20170715_dwarf12_11marvwoo

! dwarf12_11marvwoo.scl
Marvel woo version of Dwarf(<12 19 28 34 42|)
12
!
116.23027
165.64566
316.92773
383.74261
499.97288
584.44007
665.61854
816.90061
883.71549
1017.59808
1084.41295
1200.64322 

A Beating of the Woo (JI piano solo)

July 13th, 2017



A Beating of the Woo is an extended performance using Gene Ward Smith’s tuning listed below.

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Six 7-limit tetrads marvel woo scale with 51 11-limit dyads
! 7-limit transversal [15/14, 7/6, 6/5, 5/4, 9/7, 7/5, 3/2, 8/5, 12/7, 7/4, 15/8, 2]
12
!
15/14
7/6
6/5
5/4
9/7
7/5
3/2
8/5
12/7
7/4
15/8
2/1

A Short Composition in Marvel Woo

July 10th, 2017


A Short Composition in Marvel Woo composed and played on a Korg MS-2000
PDF score of composition
Tuning by Gene Ward Smith – used rounded to the nearest cent

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Six 7-limit tetrads marvel woo scale with 51 11-limit dyads
! 7-limit transversal [15/14, 7/6, 6/5, 5/4, 9/7, 7/5, 3/2, 8/5, 12/7, 7/4, 15/8, 2]
12
!
116.23027
267.51234
316.92773
383.74261
433.15800
584.44007
700.67034
816.90061
933.13088
968.18268
1084.41295
1200.64322

Two Videos Performing 17 Note Per Octave Guitar

July 9th, 2017



audio only



audio only

Patriots in the Summer of 1919 (19 edo guitar)

July 4th, 2017



Patriots in the Summer of 1919 (joyful)


Patriots in the Summer of 1919 (introspective)

Picture from Vaisvil Family album

Three Pieces for Stringed Instruments

July 3rd, 2017


audio only


audio only

And a piece for 31 edo Bouzouki

Two Meditations on the Undertone Series

July 2nd, 2017

Meditation 2

Meditation 1

Tuning Used by Jacques Dudon. Live performances – no editing. Photo from Vaisvil family album

! dudon_chromatic_subh.scl
!
Chromatic subharmonic scale using smallest possible numbers
12
!
16/15
17/15
6/5
19/15
4/3
43/30
3/2
8/5
17/10
9/5
19/10
2/1
! Dudon 1984

polynomial time

July 1st, 2017

polynomial time is a synthesizer composition in harmonic series segment tuning.

The Bootstrap Paradox (adaptive JI ambient)

June 29th, 2017

The Bootstrap Paradox is an ambient piece made using a Fender Squier Bass VI, Electroharmonix Pitch Fork, Sonar, Melodyne Adaptive 5-limit JI algorithm, Native Instrument Guitar Rig 5 “all or none” granular synthesis patch.

The Abyssal Plains

June 25th, 2017

The Abyssal Plains is a piece performed on an Alesis Q88 using Scala to on-the-fly retune a Parva 8 voice synthesizer with added Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 effects recorded and mastered in Sonar Platinum. The tuning has a degree of uncertainty due to pitch bend shifts around a target of 16 edo.