The Collected Speeches of Joseph Stalin is a piano improvisation in 19 equal. It features the logidy UMI3 pedal which gives me access to the 3 other piano pedals besides sustain that pianoteq supports; Una Corda, Sostenuto, and used here at ~5 minutes the Harmonic pedal which doesn’t exist in a real piano. The logidy pedal is the most cost effective solution to accessing these other pedals ($80 Amazon) and is fully programmable and even supports attaching an expression pedal. Obviously this is also a great solution for owners of an AXiS 49 which for some inexplicable reason doesn’t have sustain pedal capability.
Archive for the ‘performance’ Category
I used my newly made Erhu to play a decidedly non-Chinese drone duet. I marked out a scale I made up by ear with a marker and used a capo to clamp a $5 piezo pickup to the fingerboard. I’m assuming that its a good bet this is a just intonation something or other. I hope you like it. Now… I’m thinking of making a version that I can ebow. I have an inkling that may be pretty slick.
The Descent of Cthulhu is a solo for modified Blüthner Model 1 Pianoteq 4.5 physical model in 15 edo (15 note per octave) tuning. This is a live performance captured in Pianoteq and exported as performed. – warning there is a very wide dynamic range
Emerging From a Shell – a remix of performances by Christiane Offenbar, Roger “ErocNet” Sundström, and Paul Mimlitsch with derivative tracks created from pitch extractions of the originals.
Hail, Hail – uses the same technique in a combination of manipulated piano improvisation and recording of a hail storm.
The Flight of Souls From the Finish Line is a performed composition in the Rook scale of John O’Sullivan’s Raven version 2 tuning using Pianoteq with the Bluethner add in and the M-Audio 88es midi controller.
A follow along 8th note reduced score is here
Rook scale derived from Raven V-2
Roanoke Memory is a solo piano piece (follow along 8th note score) (and the midi file of the performance) using a tuning suggested by Petr Pařízek and put into scala format by Andrew Heathwaite – see below:
pitches from the 8th to the 32nd harmonic, excluding those that are one more than a multiple of 4
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.
Cable Tie Guitar Near JI Improvisation I don’t shy away from dissonance with this one… – recorded with reverberation and delay – compression added after recording. I tuned the guitar by ear – what I came up with is below.
D#2 +36, G#2 +41, C3 -30, D#3 +36, F#3 +47 measured tuning
1/1 366.00000 677.00000 871.00000 1200.00000 reduced tuning in cents – each fret is ~204 cents (a 9/8 just whole tone)
cents approximate JI interval
366 (16/13 tridecimal neutral third)
677 (40/27 grave fifth)
871 (28/17 septendecimal submajor sixth)
A Song for Night Traffic in what I guess is a 13 limit JI tuning detailed below. And – those are not mistakes, only notes I didn’t intend as deeply as the others, in the end its all relative anyways.
7 9 11 13