Archive for the ‘12 edo’ Category

Various For Improv Friday

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

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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

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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

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“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

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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 sound-in.org) 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

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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

Nail the Jelly to The Wall (12 edo)

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

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Singing and original melody by Christiane Offenbar
Words by RichardLeach, Jan 4, 2016
Arrangement by me – in 12 edo

The calendar says Monday but it doesn’t say what for.
You hear a nearby ticking and you hear a distant roar.
You get up when you hear the bugle call.
You have to nail the jelly to the wall.

The galaxy is spinning but it doesn’t fly away.
Dark matter holds it all in place, at least that’s what they say.
You hear the running in the upstairs hall.
You have to nail the jelly to the wall.

You try to play your tenor but you have a broken reed.
The overtones are hidden and the undertones are freed.
Sometimes a tower leans and will not fall.
You have to nail the jelly to the wall.

Farewell 2015 – Just Intonation and12 Equal pieces

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

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Nordic Influence is a classical guitar piece recomposed from 12 equal to Scott Dakota’s Nordic Folk Music Just Intonation derivation

2015 fades into history is a pairing of many synthesizer pads with a plaintive acoustic guitar strummed into the past, 12 equal tuning.

The Planck Epoch (17 edo, 11-limit JI, 12 edo) for electronic ensemble

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

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The Planck Epoch was composed in 12 edo and then retuned to 17 edo and 11-limit JI using melodyne.

17 edo version


11-limit JI version


12 edo version (original)