Trapped in Dreams is a dark ambient microtonal piece for processed alto voice, processed bowed cymbals, processed bowed china cymbals, processed bowed DIY electric cello (reference previous post).
The full quality video is here:
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Reg Smith and I team up across the Atlantic for a chilled piano / vocal piece in 12 equal. A big thanks to Reg for the lyrics and vocals.
I’m in room 52
and I honestly don’t know what to do
you’ve taken your love and I feel I’m on borrowed time
my heart is bleeding all over the floor
I don’t think I can take anymore
of this pain
not now you’ve left me in need of your love
its like a scene from a B movie
it’s gone to Black & White
film noir at its best, my heart is breaking
in room 52 , I tell you, I don’t know what to do
I’m breaking up, my mind is in collapse
Strangely 16 is a piano solo using Gene Ward Smith’s Lesfip scale, 11-limit diamond, 10 cents tolerance tuning. Full quality video is here… Claudi Meneghin asked for a harpsichord version which I rendered – but at double time because a realistic harpsichord doesn’t have a sustain pedal, and lacks the “note smearing” a piano can attain which I use to my advantage at the slower tempo.
Lesfip scale, 11-limit diamond, 10 cents tolerance
From Inside my Phone (audio only) is an ambient video / audio composition using source files (audio, video, stills) entirely generated by apps on my phone. Though technically in 12 equal I try my best to break that tendency. It is best if you download the full quality HD version and play it full screen.
Remembrance is a chilled piece in 22 notes per octave using my DIY refretted $50 used “First Act” electric guitar and DIY fretless bass. Additionally there are my vocals, drums and Kontakt flute.
Poem by Evan Harrington
Words are contained in the film – full quality video
Here is an analysis by Andrew Heathewaite:
Taking out the passing tone, your 22edo major scale is 4324432. If you treat it as a meantone major scale, you’ll find that the triads don’t work out the same. You’ve got a regular I chord, but the minor ii chord is actually subminor. A regular minor iii chord, but a supermajor IV chord. A regular major V chord but a vi chord with a subminor third and a wolf fifth! And finally, a decent septimal-flavored diminished vii chord. It’s worth mentioning also that the dominant V7 chord has a strong septimal flavor to it, like a tempered version of a 4:5:6:7 otonal chord. You play the seventh a lot in the guitar part, and I think it works nicely that way.
A solo on my 15 note per octave Sword Guitar. Unidentified Shaking in New Jersey? is available as mp3 audio too.
The 1st 2012 Presidential Debate, An American’s Perspective is a piece in 16 notes per octave using Zeta+ 2.1 for music and Kontakt for percussion. It was performed on a Rock Band 3 Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Midi Controller I obtained for $6 at Goodwill. The genre is loosely glitch. The full quality video can be found in this folder – look for “debated.wmv”