Archive for the ‘Aeolian Harp’ Category

37 edo Aeolian Harp Prelude

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

aeolian37Capture Click to enlarge the Melodyne “score” in 37 edo

37 edo Aeolian Harp Prelude is a piece composed by modifying with Melodyne a electric aeolian harp drone chord played by the wind. The approximate original tuning was re-tuned to 37 edo from an imported a scala file I made and then the piece composed by adjusting the individual notes.

Aeolian Edit 2 (17 edo)

Monday, June 13th, 2016

aeolian_edit_2 Click graphic to see the tuning and “score” in the melodyne screen capture.

Aeolian Edit 2 is an experiment with manipulation of an electric aeolian harp sample which I added counterpoint and retuned to 17 edo (equal division of the octave). Since the electric aeolian harp yields only harmonics what has been manipulated are the pitch values that the melodyne detection routine decided were root pitches and *not* harmonics. By retuning to 17 I have recomposed the original content into something other than a pure harmonic relationship. My apologies for the large volume changes – in this case I’d rather have close to a constant loudness but do not have that worked out yet.

Under an Open Sky (Just Intonation Aeolian Harp + video)

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

20160611_Capture The tuning of the aeolian harp sample – click to enlarge

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A piece composed and performed on my Linnstrument by taking a sample of my electric Aeolian Harp used in Dimension Pro using this Just INtonation tuning

! E:\Cakewalk\scales\7-9-11-13.scl
7 9 11 13

Abstract Results (video + processed aeolian harp)

Saturday, February 27th, 2016


Hommage Pour Paul H. Muller

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

This is an ambient music video in tribute to my colleague Paul who has been experimenting with constrained aleatoric compositional techniques. This is the sound of my electric aeolian harp combined with time lapse video. The harp is a constrained aleatoric device because I tune the string but the wind plays the strings which generates harmonics of the strings.
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a gentle wind across the plains of Pluto (harmonic series)

Friday, June 12th, 2015


a gentle wind across the plains of Pluto is processed aeolian harp. I put new guitar strings on my harp which made it much more sensitive.

Snow and Wind (Electric Aeolian Harp)

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015


Snow and Wind – the electric aeolian harp played by snow flakes impacting the strings and of course wind during a light snow.

Jovian-Plutonian Gravitational Effect (Harmonic Series)

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Pluto 170px-Hst_pluto_cropped

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paraconsistent logic in 10 edo

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014


paraconsistent logic – for 3 synthesizers in 10edo, modified sampled drum kit and electric aeolian harp retuned to 10 edo. Theme taken from a conversation in the aether….

HL Tau (Music for Concentration II)

Saturday, December 27th, 2014


HL Tau (Music for Concentration II)