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The Abyssal Plains

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

The Abyssal Plains is a piece performed on an Alesis Q88 using Scala to on-the-fly retune a Parva 8 voice synthesizer with added Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 effects recorded and mastered in Sonar Platinum. The tuning has a degree of uncertainty due to pitch bend shifts around a target of 16 edo.

Solo 8 string guitar just intonation in 12 equal steps

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

I found an 8 string Dean RC8x guitar for about $200 at the salvation army. In this example I tuned the open strings to a just chord and improvised. Click on the picture above to enlarge.
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watching leaves grow (17 edo ambient & time lapse video)

Saturday, June 17th, 2017


Over a month of hourly time lapse (night edited out) with 17 note per octave ambient guitar accompaniment. This is probably the longest project I’ve set out to do. I left my time lapse camera in the kitchen window filming the tree in my backyard this spring from 3/18 to 4/25. I’m fairly happy with the result and the extra long time lapse brings out movement in the tree and finally in the leaves that would be hard to see otherwise. It appears that the tree leans and moves based on prevailing winds – even modest winds. The seventeen note per octave guitar was recorded direct in. The signal path was guitar => Ernie Ball VP Jr volume pedal (250k model #6180) => Univox Super Fuzz => Sonar with Breverb using the a cappela convolution expanded to 14 seconds.

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Bonus 17 edo guitar played in a classical style

Bored 2 Glitch

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Bored 2 – glitched 19 edo guitar audio only

unrelated 19 edo solo guitar

When Pigs Swim (19 edo)

Monday, June 12th, 2017


Using my GR-20 driven by my 19 edo electric guitar – so the bass soft synth as well as the sax patch on the GR-20 is in 19. Not a perfect performance – though I forgot how much I enjoyed being a one man band this way. Drums by session drummer. When Pigs Swim

Broken Directions

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017



Broken Directions – ambient 17 edo guitar

Photo by Chris Vaisvil

LAGEOS-1 (for 19 edo guitars)

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017


LAGEOS-1 is a duet for 19 edo electric guitars.

photo credit: NASA

Purple Fog (BP-JI)

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Purple Fog is a microtonal collaboration between Bill Newbold and myself – Bill provided the midi performance and I arranged it with synthesizers tuned to Bohlen-Pierce non-tempered JI tuning.

I can’t remember where I pinched the picture from – thank you photographer!

under a peculiar sky (17 edo with glitch video)

Monday, May 29th, 2017

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Baltimore (processed 17 edo guitar)

Monday, May 29th, 2017


full screen viewing is recommended

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Sound provided by 17 equal guitar using Moog MF ring, Boss DA-2 adaptive distortion, Boss MO-2 Adaptive Overtone pedals and software effects.