Archive for the ‘ambient’ Category

Incidental Music for an Eclipse

Sunday, August 20th, 2017



Incidental Music for an Eclipse is a piece performed by Chris Vaisvil

Tuning is a mixture of raw harmonic series based on C and Wendy Carlos’ twelve note scale based on octave-repeating harmonics on A. A = 1/1
(440 Hz). 1/1 17/16 9/8 19/16 5/4 21/16 11/8 3/2 13/8 27/16 7/4 15/8

Picture from Wikipedia by Luc Viatour / https://Lucnix.be

20 edo Ambient Guitar with Video

Friday, August 18th, 2017


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Degenerate Matter

Monday, August 14th, 2017


Degenerate Matter is a short piece for Ultra Analog VA-2, CrX4, and Spectral in 17 note per octave tuning.

Not so Degenerate Matter is a half speed with layered arpeggiation version for my friend Bill Newbold – enjoy!

Nuclear Drip Line (Eagle 53)

Friday, August 11th, 2017


Nuclear Drip Line is performed on a Alesis Q88 using Absynth and Brazile in John O’Sullivan’s Eagle 53 tuning.

20 edo ambient guitar

Sunday, August 6th, 2017


A performance pretty much as said in the title using erine ball volume pedal, univox super fuzz, sonitus delay, breverb reverb, Sonar

A Figure in a Field (album)

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

I have finally released my album “A Figure in a Field”. It is a mostly ambient leaning album in many tunings and created with many techniques. See the album and track notes for details.

polynomial time

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

polynomial time is a synthesizer composition in harmonic series segment tuning.

The Bootstrap Paradox (adaptive JI ambient)

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The Bootstrap Paradox is an ambient piece made using a Fender Squier Bass VI, Electroharmonix Pitch Fork, Sonar, Melodyne Adaptive 5-limit JI algorithm, Native Instrument Guitar Rig 5 “all or none” granular synthesis patch.

The Abyssal Plains

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

The Abyssal Plains is a piece performed on an Alesis Q88 using Scala to on-the-fly retune a Parva 8 voice synthesizer with added Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 effects recorded and mastered in Sonar Platinum. The tuning has a degree of uncertainty due to pitch bend shifts around a target of 16 edo.

watching leaves grow (17 edo ambient & time lapse video)

Saturday, June 17th, 2017


Over a month of hourly time lapse (night edited out) with 17 note per octave ambient guitar accompaniment. This is probably the longest project I’ve set out to do. I left my time lapse camera in the kitchen window filming the tree in my backyard this spring from 3/18 to 4/25. I’m fairly happy with the result and the extra long time lapse brings out movement in the tree and finally in the leaves that would be hard to see otherwise. It appears that the tree leans and moves based on prevailing winds – even modest winds. The seventeen note per octave guitar was recorded direct in. The signal path was guitar => Ernie Ball VP Jr volume pedal (250k model #6180) => Univox Super Fuzz => Sonar with Breverb using the a cappela convolution expanded to 14 seconds.

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Bonus 17 edo guitar played in a classical style