Archive for the ‘12 equal music’ Category

Sweeney’s Agony

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

A fair use illustration of using a poem fragment from Sweeny Agonistes as song lyrics. What is unusual about this piece by Eliot is that it was intended to have musical rhythms in the meter, though conceived in a jazz context. Here is an illustration in a blues context. Source is Collected Poems 1909 – 1935 Copyright T. S. Eliot.

Sweeney’s Agony – Johnny Pumphandle Remix
Sweeney’s Agony – First version

Vocal, fretless electric guitar, rhodes (Dimension Pro), tenor sax (Dimension Pro), and drums (Session 3 drummer). All but the drums are live performances.

For an Imaginary Solo String Ensemble

Sunday, March 26th, 2017


For an Imaginary Solo String Ensemble
Photo by Chris Vaisvil

fine dividing line

Friday, March 24th, 2017

fine dividing line

(photo by Chris Vaisvil)

King Island [Alaska] (ambient bass)

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

King Island (Bering Sea, Alaska, USA; 64°58‘9’N, 168°3‘56‘‘W)

Ambient 6 string bass and Guitar Rig 5

Four Pieces for Semi-hollow body Epiphone Electric Guitar in 12 Equal

Friday, June 10th, 2016

IMG_1651 Cat is for scale, picture by Chris Vaisvil

I would like to thank my friend Larry for the loan of the guitar. I always wanted to know a semi-hollow was good for feedback. I can answer with an emphatic yes.

For Harp and Ambient Guitar – feedback and Melodyne audio to midi conversion driving the harp

For Two Electric Guitars (ebow and pick)

For Glitched Electric Guitar – using izotope and dblue glitch driven by a Melodyne audio to midi conversion

For Au Natural Electric Guitar – for Sound-In.org

For a Coal Seam

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

S0660845cropPicture by Chris Vaisvil – a coal seam as seen from I-64 while driving through Charleston West Virginia


For a Coal Seam is a GeoShred duet serial improvisation. The picture was taken on my way to Winston-Salem to perform.

Lost in Elevation (video)

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Lost in Elevation download

Nail the Jelly to The Wall (12 edo)

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

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Singing and original melody by Christiane Offenbar
Words by RichardLeach, Jan 4, 2016
Arrangement by me – in 12 edo

The calendar says Monday but it doesn’t say what for.
You hear a nearby ticking and you hear a distant roar.
You get up when you hear the bugle call.
You have to nail the jelly to the wall.

The galaxy is spinning but it doesn’t fly away.
Dark matter holds it all in place, at least that’s what they say.
You hear the running in the upstairs hall.
You have to nail the jelly to the wall.

You try to play your tenor but you have a broken reed.
The overtones are hidden and the undertones are freed.
Sometimes a tower leans and will not fall.
You have to nail the jelly to the wall.

With Motion

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

An improvisation with MonoVista – a cool iPad app. Best viewed full screen.

had a nice day (ambient)

Friday, June 19th, 2015

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had a nice day (ambient)