Archive for the ‘electronic’ Category

Cucumber in Brine

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Cucumber in Brine is a directed improvisation played on a Linnstrument with Diva, Brazile, ACE, and Zeta+ 2 synths all tuned to 17 edo (17 equal temperament)

X 48 (7, 14, and 21 edo )

Sunday, November 6th, 2016


X 48 is a music / video montage using a Linnstrument, u-he’s Diva in 7 edo, Garritan Personal Orchestra, chamber orchestra present in 14 edo, Garritan Personal Orchestra concert grand piano in 21 edo – all images were taken and processed by me. Audio only.

September (JI Ambient)

Saturday, October 1st, 2016


September – a collaboration of Christiane Offenbar, Meolog, and myself. All of the audio is derived from Christiane’s singing of Meolog’s poem which is below. The processing created tracks that were based on harmonic series started on 27.5 cents, 41.25 cents, and parallel tracks in a fugue at the octave, minor 3rd, 4th, and 5th.


die letzten
warmen tage:
sommers versprechen
noch einmal auf
und lichtet sich
mit den bäumen
mit dem wind

MAVEN re-scored in 19 edo

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Performance by William Newbold, production Chris Vaisvil, public domain video by NASA.

Red Sands Maunsell Forts

Friday, August 5th, 2016


Red Sands Maunsell Forts is quasi-ambient piece constructed from loops taken from a 17 edo guitar improvisation and the subsequent loops processed and live sequenced using Sonar’s matrix view (the graphic below). While it doesn’t have the flexibility of Albelton Live, I find the the constructs to be interesting despite being laborious to set up.


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Cognitive Dissonance

Saturday, July 30th, 2016


Cognitive Dissonance is Linnstrument driven performance for Diva and Absynth 5 in 24 notes per octave, percussion and cymbals.

37 is an Odd Number

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

S0832835crop Picture by Chris Vaisvil

37 is an Odd Number is a single pass improvisation in 37 edo using absynth, Diva and pianoteq performed on a Linnstrument. Approximately 3.5 fully chromatic octaves of this tuning fit on the Linnstrument.

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.

Anacortes Refinery Disaster (electronic ambient)

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Anacortes_Refinery_31911 Photo credit: Walter Siegmund
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Anacortes Refinery Disaster is a performance in 17 edo on a Linnstrument driving Diva, Brazile, and Ace. Each synthesizer is in Midi Polyphonic Expression mode.

For Ankara

Sunday, March 13th, 2016


For Ankara is a multitracked performance on the Linnstrument of U-he ACE, Diva, Brazille, Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 and Native Instruments Kontakt in 15 edo