Archive for the ‘improvisation’ Category

A Postcard from Trappist 1

Saturday, March 18th, 2017


A Postcard from Trappist 1 is an adaptive Just Intonation improvisation using the Parva synthesizer.

Parva and Linnstrument – microtonal!

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Indium [17] and 16 edo examples using Scala’s relay tuning to on-the-fly retune my Linnstrument midi into said tunings via the traditional omni pitch bend method. I’m still working out on the perfecting the technique so these dsound examples do have pitch bend and other artifacts. No effects were added – these were taken directly off of the Parva output.

Indium [17] is a tuning developed by Gene Ward Smith

!indium17.scl
!
Indium[17] 2.5/3.7/3.11/3 subgroup scale in 31\253 tuning
17
!
123.32016
147.03557
270.35573
294.07115
417.39130
441.10672
564.42688
588.14229
611.85771
735.17787
758.89328
882.21344
905.92885
1029.24901
1052.96443
1176.28458
2/1 

Spring in February

Monday, February 20th, 2017


Spring in February is an edited improvisation on my Linnstrument playing Pianoteq tuned to SuperPyth mode 1 in 22 edo. I hope you like it. It was nice to step away from 19 edo – and yes I was inspired by Brendan Byrnes excellent xenharmonic tutorial video.

! D:\cakewalk\scales\22_SP\22_SP_mode1 ET.scl
!
22_SP_mode1 ET
 12
!
 54.54545
 218.18182
 272.72727
 436.36364
 490.90909
 654.54545
 709.09091
 763.63636
 927.27273
 981.81818
 1145.45455
 2/1

The Era of Fake News

Saturday, February 18th, 2017


The Era of Fake News was done by using a 70’s fuzz pedal with a cardioid mic to sample gongs, cymbals, singing bowls and chimes. These samples were then loaded into Sonar’s Matrix View and used to create a performance which was captured. Massive reverb was added.


The Era of Fake News Sanatized is the same track using Paul’s Extreme Stretch’s tonal only switch – no time stretching.

If you want to sample it – please give me a credit and link back.

20170214 19edo Multi Controller Directed Improvisation

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017


audio only

Some Time Alone 17 edo

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Some Time Alone for 17 edo guitar. A lost post from 2011

As the title says I spent some time with my 17 et guitar. I purposefully tried doing non-12 sounding stuff with what I think is moderate success. I believe I will have to resort to some “dots” to get some new scales in 17 et down – there just is too much to keep track of when I change strings causing the patterns to be transposed. I apologize for the sloppy classical guitar – ish playing.

Two Duet Guitar Pieces in 19 edo

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Infinity Bridge, Stockton on tees, the iconic footbridge across the River Tees



Stockton Bridge (clean)


Winding Bridge (distortion)

un·in·tel·li·gi·ble for 19 edo guitar and voice

Monday, February 6th, 2017


adjective: unintelligible for 19 edo guitar and voice
impossible to understand.
“dolphin sounds are unintelligible to humans”
synonyms: incomprehensible, indiscernible, mumbled, indistinct, unclear, slurred, inarticulate, incoherent, garbled

Submariner_1025_383_[19] Meantone

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


A 6 minute or so Linnstrument improvisation with the newly minted Submariner_1025_383_[19] Meantone from Scott Dakota.

! Submariner_1025_383_[19].scl
!
Period: 1025/512, generator 383/256. Septimal meantone with a lot of /2^n self-coherent-beating intervals. Scott Dakota Jan 2017.
19
!
75.32556
117.86601
146689/131200
268.51712
67240000/56181887
386.38313
428.92358
1025/766
579.57469
622.11514
383/256
772.76625
815.30671
56181887/33587200
933.17271
1050625/586756
1083.82383
1126.36428
1025/512

9 note diatonic Bohlen-Pierce Improvisation

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

9 note diatonic Bohlen-Pierce Linnstrument and Pianoteq Standard Improvisation – Tuning supplied by Scott Thompson
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! BP-iso579-MOS9.scl
!
9-note MOS of BP diatonic with linear/isoharmonic 5:7:9, per Steve Martin | p = 3/1 (1901.955 c) | g = 438.038 c
!
9
!
288.235
438.038
726.273
876.076
1164.311
1314.114
1602.349
1752.152
1901.955