Archive for the ‘chamber’ Category

Bohlen-Pierce Diatonic with Clarinet Ensemble

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Bohlen-Pierce Diatonic with Clarinet Ensemble

The tuning used to retune Dimension Pro

! D:\cakewalk\scales\BP_diatonic.scl
!
BP Diatonic
9
!
146.30423
438.91269
585.21692
877.82539
1024.12962
1316.73808
1463.04231
1755.65077
1901.95500

Submariner_1025_383_[19] Meantone

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


A 6 minute or so Linnstrument improvisation with the newly minted Submariner_1025_383_[19] Meantone from Scott Dakota.

! Submariner_1025_383_[19].scl
!
Period: 1025/512, generator 383/256. Septimal meantone with a lot of /2^n self-coherent-beating intervals. Scott Dakota Jan 2017.
19
!
75.32556
117.86601
146689/131200
268.51712
67240000/56181887
386.38313
428.92358
1025/766
579.57469
622.11514
383/256
772.76625
815.30671
56181887/33587200
933.17271
1050625/586756
1083.82383
1126.36428
1025/512

9 note diatonic Bohlen-Pierce Improvisation

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

9 note diatonic Bohlen-Pierce Linnstrument and Pianoteq Standard Improvisation – Tuning supplied by Scott Thompson
audio only

! BP-iso579-MOS9.scl
!
9-note MOS of BP diatonic with linear/isoharmonic 5:7:9, per Steve Martin | p = 3/1 (1901.955 c) | g = 438.038 c
!
9
!
288.235
438.038
726.273
876.076
1164.311
1314.114
1602.349
1752.152
1901.955

A Layered Piece in 16 edo with 16 note per row offset Linnstrument with video

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

To set your Linnstrument to a 16 note per row offset go into global settings and hold down the octave pad in the row offset section. In a few seconds a number will appear. Swipe left or right while holding down the pad to to set your new row offset. The video shows how this is done and then proceeds to use the setting to play in 16 edo (16 notes per octave).
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in wandelwonderland

Friday, January 20th, 2017



A composition by Christiane (vocals, melody), mlleduplessis(lyrics), Chris (accompaniment ) in 10 notes per octave

Linnstrument using Soniccouture’s reed organ in Adaptive JI

Friday, January 20th, 2017


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Linnstrument Improvisation in 106 edo (video)

Monday, January 16th, 2017



(best viewed full screen, video is 1080p)

Linnstrument Improvisation in 106 edo (audio only) is a moderate length piece that explores the wonderful soundscape that 106 edo can create. In a previous post I received this comment on Reddit’s microtonal subreddit “I generally like the sound of Bohlen-Pierce. I’m interested in this piece but confused by your methodology.” So I thought I would write something about my improvisation method as the video compiles. Essentially my approach to improvisations is an aurally informed pattern recognition with development. If you watch the video closely you will see places where I run into a note combination I don’t like and back away from it somewhat quickly and in others where I find a fingering I like and replicate it in either hand or as “blocks” played off against each other. 106 notes per octave makes melodic development especially challenging though it is rich harmonically with many nuances and to my ears a way of letting you settle into a harmony that may at first sound strange but re-orientates your ears to hear it as pleasing or at least interesting. Certainly with 106 edo it is very hard to get caught up in 12 edo sounding cliches! So I hope that gives a little bit of an answer to the question I received on Reddit. video download

Iridium Platinum Meter

Saturday, January 14th, 2017



Iridium Platinum Meter – for harp, alto flute, upright bass, drum kit – Valentine-porcupine circulating strictly proper 15-note lesfip tuning developed by Gene Ward Smith – see scala file below.

! valenporc15.scl
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Valentine-porcupine circulating strictly proper 15-note lesfip scale, 11 limit diamond target, 13.8 to 15.5 cent tolerance
! approximately 555556655555555 in 77edo
15
!
79.99698
158.13771
233.53897
314.10167
389.50293
467.64365
547.64064
623.18179
701.41713
780.49908
873.82032
967.14156
1046.22350
1124.45885
1200.00000

Three Pieces for 17 edo guitar

Saturday, January 7th, 2017


Contact Binary


GK Persei


Dirac Sea

Morpheus Wing in 26 edo

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Picture by Chris Vaisvil

Morpheus Wing in 26 edo uses soniccouture’s Morpheus in 26 nots per octave tuning. Played on a AKM320 32 note keyboard with use of the octave keys.