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Two 12 String Improvisations in 12 edo for Atlanta

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014





Saturday, June 28th, 2014



  • She was pretty, she was lonely,
    she had been sitting under trees,
    when a spider, hairy spider,
    found its way up to her knees.

    Big, black spider, hairy devil,
    bit her once and sucked her blood,
    so she trembled and she shivered
    and she screamed and bit the mud.

    Comes the sorcerer, brings his music,
    plays it softly first, then loud,
    plays a trumpet, plays a tambourine,
    tries to get the demon out.

    The girl she’s leaping, screaming, pleading,
    convulsions infuriate her frame.
    Sweaty beads on her purple forehead,
    her breathing heavy, full of shame.

    Music’s raging, raving, scaling,
    limbs are shaking on and on,
    nighttime’s falling, light is fading,
    still the magic’s not yet done.

    Thirteen hours he was playing,
    thirteen hours she did dance,
    when at last the curse, it left her.
    Tarantism’s toughest stance.

  • Kat Diestel (Poem)
    Christiane Offenbar (Vocals and Photograph)
    I play two tracks of electric 12 string in 12 edo – please forgive the little bit of noise here and there. it was unavoidable.
    download the music

    As If There Had Been An Option

    Friday, June 21st, 2013
    Detail, Voyage of Life, Old Age. by Thomas Cole.

    Detail, Voyage of Life, Old Age. by Thomas Cole.

    A collaboration across the pond – Performing in Germany Christiane sent her a cappella vocal and I tried my best to add some 12 string to it. I added effects to Christiane’s voice and mostly you hear the pitch corrected and uncorrected track together which sounds much like a Leslie speaker to me in places.

    As If There Had Been An Option

    Well Enough Alone

    Thursday, April 19th, 2012

    Well Enough Alone – 12 equal 5 string bass, 19 equal guitar, drums.

    The Empty Tip Jar

    Sunday, February 19th, 2012

    The Empty Tip Jar is an ambient solo 12 string guitar piece in 12 equal tuning with processing.