No Promises (14 edo piano)

October 21st, 2014


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No Promises is a short piano improvisation demonstrating some chords I find to my liking in 14 notes per octave tuning.

A Night at Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery (Bohlen-Pierce, 12 edo)

October 19th, 2014

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A Night at Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery is an ambient piece is mixed tunings, Bohlen-Pierce, 12 edo, and unpitched.

Service (13 edo electronic ambient)

October 18th, 2014

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Service is an electronic ambient glitchy-ish composition in 13 edo.

“2” presents “a manic ego trapped in a hall of mirrors” (20 edo, 12 edo polytuned hard rock band)

October 17th, 2014

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a manic ego trapped in a hall of mirrors is a composition that my collaborator Frank Miller (of “2”) built around my 20 edo guitar part. Frank wrote and performed the vocals, lyrics, drums, 12 edo bass and produced the composition.

Lyrics for “a manic ego trapped in a hall of mirrors” by Frank Miller

Only 2 and 3 and 7 allowed (7 limit piano improvisation)

October 16th, 2014
painting by Andrew Dasburg,


painting by Andrew Dasburg, “Improvisation”, c.1915–1916

For William Lynch who wanted some 2, 3, and 7 Limit (omit 5 limit) music to listen to. A humble improvisation with the tuning displayed below.

! E:\cakewalk\scales\2-3-7-only.scl
!
2.3.7 only
5
!
7/6
7/5
3/2
7/4
2/1

Ambient by guest artist Greg Hooper

October 16th, 2014

Greg Hooper used an MP3 recording of my aeolian harp. He performed some manipulations, arranged and produced them resulting in the above composition.

Greg describes his composition: (it) starts off an octave down and then I add in a third, fourth, tonic, third fifth sixth and major seventh – all transposed using sample rate changes rather than pitch shifting, so each version is a different length according to the ratio of the pitch.

We hope you enjoy it!

Greg and Chris

The Uncanny Valley (for solo piano tuned to unreduced harmonic series)

October 14th, 2014

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The Uncanny Valley is a composition for solo piano tuned to the unreduced harmonic series (odd members only). This piece has a fairly wide dynamic range.

Electric Aeolian Harp With Plate Suspended by Lead Weights

October 14th, 2014

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This is a variation – I tried using the lead fishing weights to hold the plate in place which worked wonderfully. As a result the plate was no longer tied at one end to a bridge and could freely vibrate on the strings.
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14.5 minutes of wind event

A Piano Study in Myna[11] Tuning

October 13th, 2014

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A Piano Study in Myna[11] Tuning is simply as it says. I recorded left and right hand separately and did minimal glitch editing in Sonar X3. This recording is at the performed tempo. A read along scordatura is provided. I doubled the last note in the tuning to make it fit a 12 keyboard nicely. The Xenharmonic wiki has a lot of information on the various Myna tunings.

! myna11.scl
!
Myna[11] doubled B in 89et
12
!
40.44944
80.89888
310.11236
350.56180
391.01124
620.22472
660.67416
701.12360
930.33708
970.78652
970.78652
2/1

Crossing Over (125cET)

October 11th, 2014

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Crossing Over is an ambient composition that uses 5 instances of Absynth 5 tuned to 125 cent equal temperament and one instance of session drummer. Some effects were added. The tuning shown below has a 12 equal perfect 4th, a near just major third, and a subminor third.

! E:\cakewalk\scales\125cent.scl
!
125 cent tuning
4
!
125.00000
250.00000
375.00000
500.00000