Archive for the ‘piano and drums’ Category

Semimarvelous Dwarf Piano and Drums only

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

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An improvisation in Gene Ward Smith’s 17 per octave equal beating dwarf (<17 27 40|) for piano, jazz drum kit and Asian percussion. When reviewing my March traffic statistics I found that this core of "I Gave Up Thinking for Better Thoughts” had a large number of downloads. Apparently a number of Brazilian (as best as I can figure out) people out there decided they liked this version – much to my surprise. So I present it as its own piece – your mileage may vary.

Flowing Down Another Road

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Flowing Down Another Road is a piece for amplified piano and drums that uses a new 14 equal variant tuning devised by Gene Ward Smith today.

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7-limit 16 cent tolerance lesfip from 14edo with four slightly tweaked notes of 86, 514, 686 and 1114 cents
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Fantasia for Electric Piano and Drum Kit

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Fantasia for Electric Piano and Drum Kit is a piece that intends to follow up on some conversations Peter Thoegersen and I have had concerning the inclusion of the drum kit into the lexicon of contemporary classical music. Also, a part of this inclusion is microtonality which the piano partakes fully using Gene Ward Smith’s hexlesfip22seed JI tuning. Gene’s comment “Scale square of 5-limit diamond plus {27/16, 45/32, 75/64}”. The seed was intended to be used to create a tempered but I prefer composing with the originating JI tuning.