Analysis of the end of The Composer’s Voice

P1080273 For the original entry, the full piece, go here.

I have always wondered what were the notes sung at the end of The Composer’s Voice. Now that I have acquired Melodyne some 5 years later I can investigate that rather strident ending a capella chord to answer the question just what notes did us four xenharmonic musicians without any tuning guidance land on…

First I present the last phrase in mono and noise reduced and compressed.

Here is the spectral analysis – click to enlarge, right click to download and view locally

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The first chord is a nice sounding chord – when I took the snip I was not removing harmonics.
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The second chord is a bit more fleeting….
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It is the third prolonged chord that is most interesting. If you don’t exclude the harmonics you see something that is like two stacked 400 cent thirds with ~ 100 cents between them and some extra flavor.
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But if I try to remove the harmonics (which I discovered I could do and still get an analysis during this exercise) one gets to this which is a diminished chord with a diminished minor third. I’d think the tritone is close enough at 578 cents but the 255 cent “third” is a truly xen interval.
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