Archive for the ‘15 edo’ Category

The McMurdo Session – Xenharmonic Gang of Five

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

xenharmonic_gang_of_five Left to Right Andrew Heathwaite, Aaron Krister Johnson, Jacob Barton, Dan Stearns and myself

These recordings are totally unrehearsed improvisations that took place at my home. As a consequence there is wandering and going down paths that were discarded. I attempted to curate the best parts of an all day session. Much of the music wouldn’t make sense without enduring the development before something jelled. Two pieces of this session were previously released and are included here to complete the session. Instruments – voice, trombone, udderbot, clarinet, 15 edo, 17 edo, 19 edo, 20 edo, 22edo guitars and fretless banjo, guitar and bass, gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, DIY erhu, 31 edo bouzuki, various electronics and percussion. We freely mixed tunings and our compositional goal was to have a good time! We hope you enjoy these recordings.

The Gift of Structure

I Forgot Your Hat

Racetrack Playa

vacuum energy jello

La Mystique des Quinze

Carry On

The One True Tuning

Embrace the Porcupine (15 edo)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
click to enlarge to see tuning

click to enlarge to see tuning

Embrace the Porcupine is a melodyne 15 edo Porcupine retuning of The Enemy Entropy (with edit) in 12 edo.

What I Have Done (15 edo)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014


What I have Done (15 edo version) A poem of mine read by Bethan Mathis from the album “Bethan Reads”.

Igstruded 15 edo guitar, drums, piano collaboration

Sunday, August 17th, 2014


Igstruded is a collaboration of Igliashon Jones and myself in 15 edo – Igs composed the guitar and drums to go along with my “Extruded” 15 edo piano.

Singing in Sevastopol (15 edo rock)

Friday, March 7th, 2014


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Singing in Sevastopol is a heavy rock song in 15 edo. 3 guitar tracks (one with an octave divider)on my Ron Sword 15 edo guitar, vocal and drums. Please excuse my voice.

Crimea, a footnote in Russian Politics is a solo for 15 edo electric guitar that obeys no rules. Except that it was loud.

The Bottomless Pit

Monday, May 20th, 2013


The Bottomless Pit is a performance for 15 edo guitar with effects.

Grasping Clouds

Friday, April 12th, 2013


Grasping Clouds is an ambient piece for electric 15 edo guitar and a slew of effects – some of which add a touch of 12 edo to the mix.

Trilobites in Space – 15 edo Experimental / Traditional

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

space trilobites by sinesquared

space trilobites by sinesquared

Trilobites in Space – in 15 edo made for the year end Sound-In event… don’t know what possessed me to put on my experimentalist hat this evening… but there you go. Please don’t expect pretty – but do join the migration.

Within the Springs of Your Bed (15 edo guitar solo with effects)

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012


Within the Springs of Your Bed is an improvisation for solo 15 EDO electric guitar using a whammy pedal to add additional pitch content. In a strict sense it a dually tuned piece with 12 edo on top of 15 edo.

Infrared Radiation (15 edo)

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Scan10010iconRS a portrait of me in infrared taken at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia in 2011

Infrared Radiation is a setting of Elizabeth Scanlon reading her poem of the same name via pennsound. Along with it I added gong, cymbals, and 15 edo electric guitar plus an effect here and there.