Archive for the ‘ensemble’ Category

17 edo guitar in “a minor” with “C harmony”

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017


I improvised with my 17 edo guitar through a GT-10 using its C harmony patch – the resulting tuning is above. I think it sounds interesting at times.
Here is the adjusted (nomalized to 0 cent tonic) probabilistic applied tuning.

A Beating of the Woo (JI piano solo)

Thursday, July 13th, 2017



A Beating of the Woo is an extended performance using Gene Ward Smith’s tuning listed below.

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Six 7-limit tetrads marvel woo scale with 51 11-limit dyads
! 7-limit transversal [15/14, 7/6, 6/5, 5/4, 9/7, 7/5, 3/2, 8/5, 12/7, 7/4, 15/8, 2]
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15/14
7/6
6/5
5/4
9/7
7/5
3/2
8/5
12/7
7/4
15/8
2/1

A Short Composition in Marvel Woo

Monday, July 10th, 2017


A Short Composition in Marvel Woo composed and played on a Korg MS-2000
PDF score of composition
Tuning by Gene Ward Smith – used rounded to the nearest cent

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Six 7-limit tetrads marvel woo scale with 51 11-limit dyads
! 7-limit transversal [15/14, 7/6, 6/5, 5/4, 9/7, 7/5, 3/2, 8/5, 12/7, 7/4, 15/8, 2]
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Two Videos Performing 17 Note Per Octave Guitar

Sunday, July 9th, 2017



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Patriots in the Summer of 1919 (19 edo guitar)

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017



Patriots in the Summer of 1919 (joyful)


Patriots in the Summer of 1919 (introspective)

Picture from Vaisvil Family album

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.

Solo 8 string guitar just intonation in 12 equal steps

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

I found an 8 string Dean RC8x guitar for about $200 at the salvation army. In this example I tuned the open strings to a just chord and improvised. Click on the picture above to enlarge.
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When Pigs Swim (19 edo)

Monday, June 12th, 2017


Using my GR-20 driven by my 19 edo electric guitar – so the bass soft synth as well as the sax patch on the GR-20 is in 19. Not a perfect performance – though I forgot how much I enjoyed being a one man band this way. Drums by session drummer. When Pigs Swim

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.