Archive for the ‘Linnstrument’ Category

3 Movements for Piano in Semaphore [9] Tuning

Sunday, April 9th, 2017


3 Movements for Piano in Semaphore [9] Tuning is an edited performance. Movement 1 opens, movement 2 at 57 seconds, movement 3 at 2:33, total length 4:45

Picture by Chris Vaisvil

This tuning is slightly different from the on on the xenharmonic wiki. 

! semaphore[9].scl
!
9 note scale from some Semaphore temperament. 9 & 5 Fokker block. Generated by http://x31eq.com/temper/
9
!
198.933
397.867
449.913
648.847
700.894
899.827
951.874
1150.807
1202.854

The 19th Sky of Semaphore

Saturday, April 8th, 2017


The 19th Sky of Semaphore is a composition for an imaginary chamber ensemble of two semaphore 19 tuned pianos. Photo by Chris Vaisvil
For comparison I present the same piece in 19 edo. If you listen closely you can hear slight beating in the opening 5th of the piece in the 19 edo version but is not present in the sempahore19 version.

! E:\cakewalk\scales\semaphore-19.scl
!
semaphore19
 19
!
 51.92500
 103.85000
 155.77500
 250.38500
 302.31000
 354.23500
 448.84500
 500.77000
 552.69500
 604.62000
 699.23000
 751.15500
 803.08000
 855.00500
 949.61500
 1001.54000
 1053.46500
 1105.39000
 2/1

Unboxed – for percussion, bowed piano and manipulated voice

Saturday, April 1st, 2017



Unboxed – for percussion, bowed piano and manipulated voice in 10,15,and 5 edo

Kontakt Factory String Ensemble in 106 edo

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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Its something I never tried – for some reason I just thought that the Kontakt note per octave would stop at 99 notes per octave and just never tried to push it much past 26 edo or so. But, when investigating things related to my Parva I just let the note per octave number go…. well into the 300’s with no sign of hitting a limit. Of course, with only 128 midi notes, 300 divisions of an octave in one instrument is not terribly useful, though 106 edo is something I’ve come to really enjoy and the Kontakt Factory String Ensemble in all of its glory accepts this tuning with grace and poise. No chipmunks or weridly mutilated samples here! So, for my enjoyment and I hope yours as well, I present this short 106 edo improvisation. Clicking into the note per octave number lets you type in your desired division directly.

Hindsight (Meantone)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017


Piano version of “Hindsight”


Synthesizer version of “Hindsight”

Petr Parizek’s tuning used in this piece

Meantone with stretched octaves, enharmonic scale (Gb to B#)
|
  0:          1/1               0.000000 unison, perfect prime
  1:         70.672 cents      70.672427
  2:        121.290 cents     121.289636
  3:        191.962 cents     191.962063
  4:        262.634 cents     262.634490
  5:        313.252 cents     313.251699
  6:        383.924 cents     383.924126
  7:        454.597 cents     454.596553
  8:        505.214 cents     505.213762
  9:        575.886 cents     575.886189
 10:        626.503 cents     626.503399
 11:        697.176 cents     697.175825
 12:        767.848 cents     767.848252
 13:        818.465 cents     818.465462
 14:        889.138 cents     889.137888
 15:        959.810 cents     959.810315
 16:       1010.428 cents    1010.427525
 17:       1081.100 cents    1081.099952
 18:       1151.772 cents    1151.772378
 19:       1202.390 cents    1202.389588

Meantone with Stretched Octaves

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Supernova SN 1987A, one of the brightest stellar explosions since the invention of the telescope more than 400 years ago.

Meantone with Stretched Octaves tuning by Petr parizek, performed on a Linnstrument using Scala to retune a Parva synthesizer

This is not in Petr’s tuning – see the next post please.

a vessel upon a strange sea (for string orchestra and french horn)

Saturday, March 4th, 2017


Photo by Chris Vaisvil

a vessel upon a strange sea (for string orchestra and french horn) uses Garritan Personal Orchestral 5 and was recorded live using a Linnstrument with Sonar Platinum as the DAW. Tuning by Scott Dakota

! D:\cakewalk\scales\Scott_Dakota\6-7-8-14note-constant-structure.scl
!
6:7:8 constant structure
 14
!
 64/63
 9/8
 8/7
 32/27
 9/7
 4/3
 81/56
 3/2
 32/21
 27/16
 12/7
 16/9
 27/14
 2/1

Parva in Schismatic Garibaldi 7-limit

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Parva played by a Linnstrument using Scala to retune on the fly to Jake Feivald’s Schismatic Garibaldi 7-limit tuning

Schismatic / Garibaldi 7-limit
|
  0:          1/1               0.000000 unison, perfect prime
  1:         91.362 cents      91.362430
  2:        182.725 cents     182.724870
  3:        203.455 cents     203.455030
  4:        294.817 cents     294.817460
  5:        386.180 cents     386.179900
  6:        406.910 cents     406.910050
  7:        498.272 cents     498.272490
  8:        589.635 cents     589.634920
  9:        680.997 cents     680.997360
 10:        701.728 cents     701.727510
 11:        793.090 cents     793.089950
 12:        884.452 cents     884.452380
 13:        905.183 cents     905.182540
 14:        996.545 cents     996.544970
 15:       1087.907 cents    1087.907410
 16:       1108.638 cents    1108.637570
 17:          2/1            1200.000000 octave

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 

This is not art.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

audio only polytuned synthesizers and thunderstorm