Archive for the ‘composition’ Category

When Fear Itself Arrives (19 edo)

Friday, February 17th, 2017



When Fear Itself Arrives is a six minute 19 edo composition using a Linnstrument, Doepfer R2M, Electro Harmonics Nano Ironlung Vocoder, Line 6 Uber Metal Pedal, Diva, Absynth 5, Izotope Beat Tweaker, Izotope Stutter Edit, Breverb, BT Brick Wall, dblue Glitch v 1.3, Voice, FDR clip, Cakewalk Sonar, Zoom UAC-2, all tuned to 19 notes per octave and taking advantage of micro-looping within the applications.

for imaginary ensemble in 19 edo

Saturday, February 4th, 2017



for imaginary ensemble in 19 edo consisting of a processed and extended range vibraphone, bowed 19 equal guitars, giant tongue drum in 19 edo, and Morpheus Wing in 19 edo.

Werckmeister III piece using Pianoteq Grotrian

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017


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submariner tuned violas

Friday, January 27th, 2017

An improvisation in Scott Dakota’s Submariner_1025_383_[19] (see previous post for scala file) – This improvisation tends to dwell on harmonies created from a virtual viola ensemble. More tuning details – Period: 1025/512, generator 383/256. Septimal meantone with a lot of /2^n self-coherent-beating intervals. Scott Dakota Jan 2017.
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in wandelwonderland

Friday, January 20th, 2017



A composition by Christiane (vocals, melody), mlleduplessis(lyrics), Chris (accompaniment ) in 10 notes per octave

Iridium Platinum Meter

Saturday, January 14th, 2017



Iridium Platinum Meter – for harp, alto flute, upright bass, drum kit – Valentine-porcupine circulating strictly proper 15-note lesfip tuning developed by Gene Ward Smith – see scala file below.

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! approximately 555556655555555 in 77edo
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158.13771
233.53897
314.10167
389.50293
467.64365
547.64064
623.18179
701.41713
780.49908
873.82032
967.14156
1046.22350
1124.45885
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The Tempest Prognosticator

Saturday, December 31st, 2016



In 24 edo (largely) using Shoom, Gestrument, and Bowls HD => download

The tempest prognosticator comprises twelve pint bottles in a circle around and beneath a large bell. Atop the glasses are small metal tubes which contain a piece of whalebone and a wire connecting them to small hammers positioned to strike the bell. In his essay Merryweather described the workings of the device:
“ After having arranged this mouse trap contrivance, into each bottle was poured rain water, to the height of an inch and a half; and a leech placed in every bottle, which was to be its future residence; and when influenced by the electromagnetic state of the atmosphere a number of leeches ascended into the tubes; in doing which they dislodged the whalebone and caused the bell to ring. ”
— George Merryweather

The leech would have difficulty entering the metal tubes but would endeavour to do so if sufficiently motivated by the likelihood of bad weather. By ringing the bell it would signify that that individual leech is indicating that a storm is approaching. Merryweather referred to the leeches as his “jury of philosophical councilors” and that the more of them that rang the bell the more likely that a storm would occur.

In his essay Merryweather also noted other features of the design, including the fact that the leeches were placed in glass bottles placed in a circle to prevent them from feeling “the affliction of solitary confinement”

Microtonal Gestrument Demo Video

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

A video demo of the Gestrument, an algorithmic music composition iPad program that supports alternate tunings. It works hand in hand with ScaleGen (not shown here) for $13.99 bought as a bundle. Its a great value and has a long list of features such as morphing of tunings, recording, a nice selection of voices and output of midi.

nearly an eternity

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Picture by Chris Vaisvil


nearly an eternity – processed electric aeolian harp

Tuning as per Melodyne analysis

Golden Horagram 01 for Concert Band

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Golden Horagram 01 for Concert Band