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A Postcard from Trappist 1

Saturday, March 18th, 2017


A Postcard from Trappist 1 is an adaptive Just Intonation improvisation using the Parva synthesizer.

Micronation (Melodyne processed aeolian harp )

Saturday, March 11th, 2017



Micronation is an audio experiment where I took a ~30 seconds of aeolian harp captured during a high wind event and used Melodyne to determine each of four root notes by frequency. [The strings were tuned justly by ear but drift after several hours exposure to the elements outside, especially due to temperature changes] Then I used Paul’s Extreme Sound Stretch to isolation each vertical harmonic structure based upon the roots determined by Melodyne (10 harmonics high by 25 cents wide)and exporting the four files. Then I used Sonar to sequence the exported wav files and applied reverb, EQ, and tape simulation. The experimentally determined roots are 92 Hz, 118 Hz[59/46], 140 Hz[35/23], and 184 Hz [ 2/1 the octave of 92].

Hindsight (Meantone)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017


Piano version of “Hindsight”


Synthesizer version of “Hindsight”

Petr Parizek’s tuning used in this piece

Meantone with stretched octaves, enharmonic scale (Gb to B#)
|
  0:          1/1               0.000000 unison, perfect prime
  1:         70.672 cents      70.672427
  2:        121.290 cents     121.289636
  3:        191.962 cents     191.962063
  4:        262.634 cents     262.634490
  5:        313.252 cents     313.251699
  6:        383.924 cents     383.924126
  7:        454.597 cents     454.596553
  8:        505.214 cents     505.213762
  9:        575.886 cents     575.886189
 10:        626.503 cents     626.503399
 11:        697.176 cents     697.175825
 12:        767.848 cents     767.848252
 13:        818.465 cents     818.465462
 14:        889.138 cents     889.137888
 15:        959.810 cents     959.810315
 16:       1010.428 cents    1010.427525
 17:       1081.100 cents    1081.099952
 18:       1151.772 cents    1151.772378
 19:       1202.390 cents    1202.389588

Meantone with Stretched Octaves

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Supernova SN 1987A, one of the brightest stellar explosions since the invention of the telescope more than 400 years ago.

Meantone with Stretched Octaves tuning by Petr parizek, performed on a Linnstrument using Scala to retune a Parva synthesizer

This is not in Petr’s tuning – see the next post please.

a vessel upon a strange sea (for string orchestra and french horn)

Saturday, March 4th, 2017


Photo by Chris Vaisvil

a vessel upon a strange sea (for string orchestra and french horn) uses Garritan Personal Orchestral 5 and was recorded live using a Linnstrument with Sonar Platinum as the DAW. Tuning by Scott Dakota

! D:\cakewalk\scales\Scott_Dakota\6-7-8-14note-constant-structure.scl
!
6:7:8 constant structure
 14
!
 64/63
 9/8
 8/7
 32/27
 9/7
 4/3
 81/56
 3/2
 32/21
 27/16
 12/7
 16/9
 27/14
 2/1

Parva in Schismatic Garibaldi 7-limit

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Parva played by a Linnstrument using Scala to retune on the fly to Jake Feivald’s Schismatic Garibaldi 7-limit tuning

Schismatic / Garibaldi 7-limit
|
  0:          1/1               0.000000 unison, perfect prime
  1:         91.362 cents      91.362430
  2:        182.725 cents     182.724870
  3:        203.455 cents     203.455030
  4:        294.817 cents     294.817460
  5:        386.180 cents     386.179900
  6:        406.910 cents     406.910050
  7:        498.272 cents     498.272490
  8:        589.635 cents     589.634920
  9:        680.997 cents     680.997360
 10:        701.728 cents     701.727510
 11:        793.090 cents     793.089950
 12:        884.452 cents     884.452380
 13:        905.183 cents     905.182540
 14:        996.545 cents     996.544970
 15:       1087.907 cents    1087.907410
 16:       1108.638 cents    1108.637570
 17:          2/1            1200.000000 octave

Spring in February

Monday, February 20th, 2017


Spring in February is an edited improvisation on my Linnstrument playing Pianoteq tuned to SuperPyth mode 1 in 22 edo. I hope you like it. It was nice to step away from 19 edo – and yes I was inspired by Brendan Byrnes excellent xenharmonic tutorial video.

! D:\cakewalk\scales\22_SP\22_SP_mode1 ET.scl
!
22_SP_mode1 ET
 12
!
 54.54545
 218.18182
 272.72727
 436.36364
 490.90909
 654.54545
 709.09091
 763.63636
 927.27273
 981.81818
 1145.45455
 2/1

The Era of Fake News

Saturday, February 18th, 2017


The Era of Fake News was done by using a 70’s fuzz pedal with a cardioid mic to sample gongs, cymbals, singing bowls and chimes. These samples were then loaded into Sonar’s Matrix View and used to create a performance which was captured. Massive reverb was added.


The Era of Fake News Sanatized is the same track using Paul’s Extreme Stretch’s tonal only switch – no time stretching.

If you want to sample it – please give me a credit and link back.

When Fear Itself Arrives (19 edo)

Friday, February 17th, 2017



When Fear Itself Arrives is a six minute 19 edo composition using a Linnstrument, Doepfer R2M, Electro Harmonics Nano Ironlung Vocoder, Line 6 Uber Metal Pedal, Diva, Absynth 5, Izotope Beat Tweaker, Izotope Stutter Edit, Breverb, BT Brick Wall, dblue Glitch v 1.3, Voice, FDR clip, Cakewalk Sonar, Zoom UAC-2, all tuned to 19 notes per octave and taking advantage of micro-looping within the applications.

20170214 19edo Multi Controller Directed Improvisation

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017


audio only