The Bottomless Pit is a performance for 15 edo guitar with effects.
Archive for the ‘ambient’ Category
by Richard Leach
and recited / sung (in 12 edo / JI) by Christiane Offenbar
and 11 edo vocoder / 11 edo synthesis by Chris Vaisvil
the one that appears once in forty-four years.
Not the one that is full for a single night -
the one that is full every night it is in the sky.
Not the one on which to see a man or a rabbit -
the one on which there are branches and leaves in silhouette.
Not the one that is drowned out by a glowing city -
the one that is as bright above a city as it is where the sky is darkest.
Not the one by which you might read a newspaper headline -
the one by which you can read what had been invisible.
Not the one whose name is part of a figure of speech -
the one that asks us to say something new.
Not the one that rhymes with hue and shoe and June and spoon -
the one that rhymes with night and weight and hold and hope.
Blue Moon, Blue Moon, Blue Moon
And hope Blue Moon, Blue Moon, Blue Moon
The Broken Cathedral of Christchurch is an ambient poly-tuning piece using 11, 12, and 19 notes to the octave. The instruments used are a Korg MS2000 synthesizer, 19 edo electric guitar (several tracks), and 5 string bass – all with liberal application of effects, mixing, and mastering. The piece is dedicated to the Anglican cathedral of Christchurch New Zealand which will be brought down and rebuilt due to extensive earthquake damage.
This is a repost because the original post was damaged.
Under the Ice of Europa is an ambient piece for only the most dedicated. It has a run time of 42 minutes and should be listened to at a very loud volume to get the full effect. The initial sound sources were 5 instances of EFM Synthia 2 (EMI Synthi emulator) 1 instance of Altair 4 and 1 instance of Albino. There was a lot of work done in the sound design of synthi patches and arpeggiation was applied to all tracks. Then, yes I ran it through PES, but not with default settings. I used three instances, two of which were through the harmonic filter with 21 harmonics at a just fifth and the three outputs mixed together. Its a pretty complex mixture that is constantly changing. However, I realize 42 minutes of anything is a difficult hand, so my hat is off to you if you decide to try it and actually make it all the way through.
Emerging From a Shell – a remix of performances by Christiane Offenbar, Roger “ErocNet” Sundström, and Paul Mimlitsch with derivative tracks created from pitch extractions of the originals.
Hail, Hail – uses the same technique in a combination of manipulated piano improvisation and recording of a hail storm.
Grasping Clouds is an ambient piece for electric 15 edo guitar and a slew of effects – some of which add a touch of 12 edo to the mix.
I have recently listened to the public domain audio book The World Set Free by of H.G. Wells. The story is full of predictions of the future from the perspective of 1914 and I recommend it. I used a quotation from the book as a basis for this ambient piece in 17 edo played on Absynth, Zeta+, Albino, and my collection of cymbals and gong.