Archive for the ‘re-composition’ Category

IF Matrix Mash 20111210

Monday, December 25th, 2017

The result of the performance in Sonar’s matrix view (click)

IF Matrix Mash 20111210

Approximately 30 seconds of each of the pieces cited were used as samples for a Sonar X1 Matrix View improvisation played on an M-Audio 88es

Tom O’Neill – 1st time participant
If Then Else End

Bruce Hamilton
virt

Steve Moshier @Steve Moshier.com:
Flying Low

Steve Moyes @ stevemoyes.org.uk
Lines Up

Norbert Oldani
Piano Improvisation 12/8/11 (From my living room piano via my Zoom H4n recorder)

Joel Sutton
Outside of Time

Jeff Duke
Lifting the Veil

Paul Chagas
improvisation on bass clarinet

Shane W. Cadman @ illustriousmusic.com
Piece120911

Kavin Allenson aka Breaking Light
on Mercury’s heels

Roger “ErocNet” Sundström
Eagle
Se Dä Snöar
Core
SazSaz

Kawol Samarkand
dialog with the guitar – December 10, 2011
guitanbur 3
cold wintry wind

David Perreko : electroacoustic guitar, Gerald DeGroote : bass guitar
ImprovThursday part 1(intro)
ImprovThursday part 2
ImprovThursday part 3

Steve Layton@ niwo.com
Sweet Descent
Three Wanderers

Benjamin Smith
Ben.improv.Dec.5.2011
Ben.improv.Dec.5.2011.a
Ben.improv.Dec.6.2011
Ben.improv.Dec.8.2011

Richard Sanderson @ Baggage Reclaim
Quartz
Garden
Shellacide 1

Chris Vaisvil

22 EDT Improvisation – a solo piano improvisation in 22 notes per octave+fifth (a tritave)
it was not – classical guitar improv

A Figure in a Field (album)

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

I have finally released my album “A Figure in a Field”. It is a mostly ambient leaning album in many tunings and created with many techniques. See the album and track notes for details.

Baltimore (processed 17 edo guitar)

Monday, May 29th, 2017


full screen viewing is recommended

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Sound provided by 17 equal guitar using Moog MF ring, Boss DA-2 adaptive distortion, Boss MO-2 Adaptive Overtone pedals and software effects.

Mikrokosmos #153 in 26 edo for Chamber Ensemble

Saturday, March 25th, 2017



Bela Bartok’s composition Mikrokosmos #153 trans-tuned to 26 edo and arranged for Chamber Ensemble – flute, marimba, french horns, cellos. Photo by Chris Vaisvil

Re-composition in 26 edo of Debussy’s String Quartet, Movement 1

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Picture by Chris Vaisvil


Using the first movement of Debussy’s string quartet I trans-tuned from 12 to 26 notes per octave and further developed the derivative by transposition and tempo adjustment. The result, to my ears, is much more early 21th century than late 19th century string quartet.

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].

Recomposition Using Celemony’s Melodyne Editor

Sunday, January 15th, 2017


Best viewed at the highest resolution available. The native video is in 1080p

By using Celemony’s Melodyne Editor I rearrange the notes within a droning sample from my DIY electric aeolian harp. The tuning is nominally Bohlen-Pierce (stock with Melodyne) but the nature of the aeolian harp means additional pitches are present.
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turning of the sun inside out (Melodyne recomposition / acousmatic)

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Photo by NASA

turning of the sun inside out is a recomposition of James Bailey’s Turning of the Sun that was accomplished by a very original set up. What I did to his original was stretch the fairly percussive track into something more ambient and rearrange the resulting lines before and after applying Melodyne’s adaptive Just Intonation. The result is quite different from the original and has become this consonant / dissonant tug of war ambient drone-ish piece.

James’ description of his original is as follows: “Contact mic into a little battery amp set to feedback level and turntable set in motion. There’s also some sounds of me moving around in a chair.” The rig is pictured below.

Capturing Paul (Acousmatic in Adaptive Just Intonation via Melodyne)

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

capturing_paul Melodyne

capturing_paul2 Spectrum analysis

Capturing Paul
What I did was modified Paul Mimlitsch’s prepared guitar track posted to Sound-In. In detail I deleted the highest and lowest notes, and retuned to 22 edo. Then I tuned it to 12 equal whole tone, and then to adaptive just intonation. I normalized the perceived tempo and then quantized the notes to triplet 16th and eight notes. Then I “pulled” the notes to be about 300% longer than originally. Lastly I used the Melodyne spectrum manipulation to kill all harmonics greater than #8. That made the sound a lot purer and a bit like brass in the final result.

off tracks age

Friday, November 4th, 2016

off_tracks_age

photo by Chris Vaisvil

off tracks age is an aeolian harp sample that was recomposed by using Melodyne 4’s adaptive Just Intonation and rhythm normalization functions and then the exported result was modified using Native Instrument’s Guitar Rig 5 and Cakewalk Sonar’s Breverb.