Archive for the ‘12 equal music’ Category

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

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


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


had a nice day (ambient)

Walls Torn Down

Friday, February 13th, 2015


Walls Torn Down – 12 edo baritone guitar


This House

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

IMG_5916 Photo by Christopher Vaisvil CC AT, ND, NC

This House” featuring the manipulated work of the following composers:

Shane W. Cadman: Piece012315
Jeff Fairbanks: Dr. Mo
Benjamin Smith: Ben.improv.Jan.22.2015
Norbert Oldani: Sound Burst
Glenn Smith: 150122
Paul H. Muller: Day Rest
Justin H Brierley: JHB Moog 20150122
Paul Mimlitsch: “012215bc”
Jim Goodin: Synapse
Kavin.: Subliminal Rotary Mutation
James Bailey: Tenor Hooks
Roger “ErocNet” Sundström @ Alonetone: Ambergit1
Steve Layton: Itchy Fingers

It Could be Dinner on the Moon

Friday, October 3rd, 2014


It Could be Dinner on the Moon is an ambient looper piece performed on a Seagull acoustic guitar with additional effects.

Thanks to the wonders of melodyne single track here is the same piece transtuned to Bohlen-Pierce tuning – a non-octave tuning that has 13 notes within the space of an octave + fifth. I think it sounds cool.