Moss

May 26th, 2016

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Moss – using Equator for Rise.

The Bohlen-Pierce Epiphone Roadie Guitar

May 23rd, 2016

052-crop Newly Fretted and Placed BP fingerboard from Matthew Dolmage who cut and slotted the board, I fretted it.


The Bohlen-Pierce Epiphone Roadie Guitar is a short improvisation on my newly made BP guitar. I tuned the open strings to frets on the guitar (like you would a 12 equal guitar) but at different frets as an adjustment to what I tuned by ear. The Epiphone Roadie (which had a bad low E intonation) was a $30 used half-scale guitar from Guitar Center which has now fulfilled its microtonal destiny.

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Piano Exercise in 15 Notes per Octave

May 22nd, 2016

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Piano Exercise in 15 Notes per Octave is another attempt to write something playable for a piano student that has modest skills. The score is purposely scordatura because I think that notating in various microtonal accidentals is simply a burden when a person with a 12 equal midi controller and microtonal aware sound source set to 15 notes per octave (like a free Xen-Arts VSTi) can simply play the scare as if it was written for 12 equal but the sound will be in 15 equal and produce the microtonal music of the score. A note on the composition – it is a of a ABACC’ form with held chords as a sort of compositional ‘glue’.

The full score is here. Academic performance in a setting where a fee is charged is allowed. Any other commercial use without my permission is not. Please write me for permission in such a case, I haven’t told anyone no as of yet 🙂

Piano Exercise in 17 Notes per Octave

May 18th, 2016

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Piano Exercise in 17 Notes per Octave is an attempt to write something playable for a piano student that has modest skills. The score is purposely scordatura because I think that notating in various microtonal accidentals is simply a burden when a person with a 12 equal midi controller and microtonal aware sound source set to 17 notes per octave (like a free Xen-Arts VSTi) can simply play the scare as if it was written for 12 equal but the sound will be in 17 equal and produce the microtonal music of the score. A note on the composition – it is a of a nested ABA’B’ form.

The full score is here. Academic performance in a setting where a fee is charged is allowed. Any other commercial use without my permission is not. Please write me for permission in such a case, I haven’t told anyone no as of yet 🙂

Thank you Neil Haverstick for suggesting this project.

The 17th Day (video, ambient)

May 15th, 2016

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Video by Chris Vaisvil


The 17th Day was realized with an Oxygen 25 and linplug CrX 4

Why This Way?

May 12th, 2016

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Why This Way? is a multitrack Linnstrument performed composition with added vocals.

Plura 8-11-12

May 10th, 2016

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Harp version


Piano Version

Michael S. from the Facebook tuning forums asked me to improvise in his new tunings (there is another version on the way). In this case I used my Linnstrument and Pianoteq for both voice options. I left the 8 note tuning in “linear” mapping since with the Linnstrument there are no white / black key problems.

Michael’s tuning

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 12/11
 5/4
 11/8
 3/2
 18/11
 11/6
 15/8
 2/1

Clipperton Island

May 8th, 2016

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Clipperton Island is a vacation trip to an island of 12 equal.

Various For Improv Friday

May 7th, 2016

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14 edo Substation


For 25 note midi controller in harmonic series tuning


Your Title Here 12 edo


Inductive Current (11-Limit JI)

In Memory of You

May 2nd, 2016

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Photo by Chris Vaisvil

In Memory of You is a solo improvised piece for synthesizer in 17 note per octave (equal division of the octave edo) tuning played on a Roli 49