Archive for the ‘12 edo’ Category


Thursday, May 26th, 2016

007crop Picture by Chris Vaisvil

Moss – using Equator for Rise.

Why This Way?

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

this_way_crop045 Photo by Chris Vaisvil

Why This Way? is a multitrack Linnstrument performed composition with added vocals.

Clipperton Island

Sunday, May 8th, 2016


Clipperton Island is a vacation trip to an island of 12 equal.

Various For Improv Friday

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

S0104132crop Picture by Chris Vaisvil

14 edo Substation

For 25 note midi controller in harmonic series tuning

Your Title Here 12 edo

Inductive Current (11-Limit JI)

Loosely Controlled Variations

Monday, April 18th, 2016

S0413364crop Picture by Chris Vaisvil

Loosely Controlled Variations is a short piece created by using scalegen to create a file for 17 edo tuning for Gestrument and then performing on the Gestrument a mix of 17 edo with just a little 12 edo.

Melodyne pitch set analysis of this piece

Melodyne scale analysis of this piece

For a Coal Seam

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

S0660845cropPicture by Chris Vaisvil – a coal seam as seen from I-64 while driving through Charleston West Virginia

For a Coal Seam is a GeoShred duet serial improvisation. The picture was taken on my way to Winston-Salem to perform.

the little way (solo piano)

Friday, March 4th, 2016


“the little way” is a short piano improvisation on my Church’s Steinway before rehearsal. There are some imperfections in the recording.

Lost in Elevation (video)

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Lost in Elevation download

Being Califlower (12 equal – ImprovFriday mash)

Sunday, February 7th, 2016


Being Cauliflower (feat. Shane Cadman, Chris Vaisvil, Jude Cowan and mashed by Steve Layton) – Nearly every musician has had the experience where they join in a free-form unplanned improvisation and magic happens in the room as everyone seem to pull their parts from the air and make a cohesive whole. As one who has experienced that I have to say it is an awesome feeling of being “plugged in”. What is even more incredible is when this happens when the respective musicians can’t hear each other and separated by hundreds or thousands of miles across the internet. Steve Layton in 2012 took a number of separately recorded tracks for the then ImprovFriday (now and put them together with little editing and the result is one of my favorite collaborative tracks “Being Califlower”. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Racetrack Playa (6 edo-ish)

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

1920px-Deathvalleysky_nps_big Photograph by Dan Duriscoe, for the U.S. National Park Service

Racetrack Playa – a 6 edo-ish (whole tone) tuned piece using Korg MS2000, Animoog, Absynth 5, Arp 2600 simulation, Albino, Linnstrument, TC Data, Izotope Stutter edit and rtpMIDI, recorded in Sonar