The Cost of Miscommunication (17 edo ambient)

October 31st, 2014


The Cost of Miscommunication is an ambient piece using several software synthesizers and electric guitar all tuned to 17 notes per octave (equal division of the octave = edo)

Halloween 2014

October 31st, 2014

Just in case you needed 25 minutes of weirdness for the boom box….

Halloween 2014 Featuring James Bailey and his track Gambardinor augmented with effects and additional tracks I recorded and mistreated.

One Fine Day (19 edo rock with indv. tracks)

October 31st, 2014

S0792886rs right-click the picture and save as to access the individual tracks you can use the tracks as you see fit – all I ask is to hear what you do with them.

One Fine Day – 19 edo instrumental rock as I mastered it.

22 edo guitar duet – extended psuedo diatonic

October 29th, 2014

IMG_5283This picture is for Ron Sword’s project of showing the guitars he has sold to happy owners like me!

22 edo guitar duet – extended psuedo diatonic blues sort of mangled type of thing. Two improvised tracks.

Prelude for solo piano in mothra16, brat 4 tuning

October 29th, 2014
click for scordatura

click for scordatura

Prelude for solo piano in mothra16, brat 4 tuning (below)

! mothra16br4.scl
Mothra[16] with a brat of 4
! x^12 + 2x^3 - 8

Clean 20 edo Electric Guitar Improvisation

October 27th, 2014


Clean 20 edo Electric Guitar Improvisation which exists somewhere in the intersection of rock, jazz, and classical.

The Rebirth of Mothra (14 edo piano)

October 27th, 2014


The Rebirth of Mothra is a 14 edo piano solo. I have to admit that playing 14 on a 12 keyboard is a bit of a confusing mental map -the off set by a whole step I find harder to handle that larger tunings that bear a most distant relationship. There was some editing of the midi file prior to this presentation. As for the Japanese film reference…. imagination connects the improbable.

The Sound of my Name (harmonic series, ambient)

October 25th, 2014


The Sound of my Name is a sound collage with all components retuned or originally tuned in a harmonic series segment.

Göbekli Tepe (20 edo guitar solo)

October 24th, 2014


Göbekli Tepe is a solo for 20 edo electric guitar. It is also the name of an intriguing structure found in Turkey from about 12,000 ago. When the inhabitants left they deliberately backfilled the site to hide and / or protect it. No one knows at this time why. Click on the song icon to read more about this place.

Three Pieces Derived From a Bowed Metal Plate

October 24th, 2014

IMG_5233 Metal plate used to perform seen in vise and clamped to workbench.

They Ripped my Metal Heart Apart is a composition for bowed metal plate. The plate was held in a vise that was clamped to a work bench and three recordings were made each with a different clamping point of the plate. The sound was recorded via piezo pickup on bench and microphone in room. Post processing consisted of delay, reverb and panning with slight compression of the master.

The Space Between the Atoms for bowed gamelan in harmonic series / subharmonic series tuning using pitches derived from the original metal plate performance. Sonar X3 was used to extract the pitches and convert them to midi. The extracted pitches were transposed down by an octave. Significant “JI Growl” occurs through out the piece.

A Strange Orchestra is a trans-tuned 6 edo version of the original metal plate performance using melodyne single track to process the recording. At about 3 minutes in the sound becomes (to my ears) orchestral and far removed from the harshness of the original bowed metal plate performance.