Archive for the ‘16 edo’ Category

Parva and Linnstrument – microtonal!

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Indium [17] and 16 edo examples using Scala’s relay tuning to on-the-fly retune my Linnstrument midi into said tunings via the traditional omni pitch bend method. I’m still working out on the perfecting the technique so these dsound examples do have pitch bend and other artifacts. No effects were added – these were taken directly off of the Parva output.

Indium [17] is a tuning developed by Gene Ward Smith

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Indium[17] 2.5/3.7/3.11/3 subgroup scale in 31\253 tuning
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A Layered Piece in 16 edo with 16 note per row offset Linnstrument with video

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

To set your Linnstrument to a 16 note per row offset go into global settings and hold down the octave pad in the row offset section. In a few seconds a number will appear. Swipe left or right while holding down the pad to to set your new row offset. The video shows how this is done and then proceeds to use the setting to play in 16 edo (16 notes per octave).
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graffiti where?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

S0334548-crop Picture by Chris Vaisvil – abandoned building as seen from I-55 on Chicago’s south side.

graffiti where? is an abstract composition for electronics, modified percussion, and alto voices in 16 notes per octave tuning.

Tuberculosis in the Boards-Bronchitis in the Drywall – 16edo collaboration

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Tuberculosis in the Boards-Bronchitis in the Drywall is a mighty strange title for a very odd piece of music in 16 notes per octave. I would like to thank Cryptic Ruse for providing percussion, odd bits, production and spooky ending fitting the ghosts still wandering around a 19th century sanitarium. I provided piano in response to a call for collaborators by Cryptic.

To Craunch the Marmoset

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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To Craunch the Marmoset is an electronic ambient poly-tuned piece – Albino in 16 edo, Z3TA+ 2.1 in 8 edo, Absynth in 43 harmonics series segment reduced to an octave, Cameleon 5000 in 22 edo, and DIY Erhu in roughly just intonation on D about middle and harmonics thereof. Phrases from “English as She is Spoke” by Pedro Carolino are read by Google (who sounds a bit like Siri actually.)

Electron Flows (16 edo)

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

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Electron Flows is a composition for albino, Z3TA+ 2.1, DIY Erhu, Pianoteq, and Christiane Offenbar’s heavily manipulated vocal. Electronic ambient would be a good classification I think.

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Some I-IV-V Progressions in 16 equal

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

To avoid confusion
1. All of the notation is in scordatura. If your regular midi controller is tuned to play 16 edo you will get the sound of the chord progressions if you play the 12 equal notation. Consider it a transformation in tuning.
2. When I talk about scale degrees, such as referring to I, IV, or V, or a fifth or third, I am relating the structure in 16 edo to the function in 12 equal for the sake of being able to discuss something which does not have a widely know naming conventions. When, as I plan, start using progressions ambivalent or foreign to 12 equal this naming convention will have to be expanded. For now just consider it a way to get ideas across.

Tonic in root, 1st inversion V, I root


Cadence 1


Tonic root, IV 2nd inversion with open voicing, V in 1st inversion with open voicing, tonic in root with double root.


Cadence 2


Tonic I7 in root, IV7 in 2nd inversion, V7 in 1st inversion, tonic in 2nd inversion with 5th doubled.


Cadence 3


Tonic root I7, IV7 in 4th inversion, V7 in 1st inversion, tonic in root with doubled tonic.


Cadence 4


Tonic in 1st inversion, IV in root, V in 1st inversion, tonic in root with 3rd doubled.


Cadence 5


Tonic in root, 3rd doubled, IV7 in 2nd inversion and open voicing, V7 in 2nd inversion (note the “incorrect” parallel “5ths”), tonic I with doubled root.


Cadence 6


Tonic I7 in 1st inversion, IV7 in root, V in 1st inversion, tonic with doubled 3rd.


Cadence 7


Tonic in 2nd inversion, IV7 in root, Tonic I7 in root, root doubled.


Cadence 8


Tonic I7 in 2nd inversion, IV7 in root, V7 in 1st inversion, tonic I in root


Cadence 9


a moment in my past

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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a moment in my past is an ambient composition in 16 notes per octave tuning (16 edo) with 3 layers of Albino and 1 layer of Z3TA+ 2.1 and vocal.

Some Plagal Cadences in 16 edo

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Note: all of the music is presented as scordatura – if you tune your midi controller to 16 notes per octave and play the notes shown you will hear the example progressions.

Tonic in root, 2nd inversion functional IV, tonic in root


Major Cadence 1


Tonic in root, functional IV in 2nd inversion, tonic in 1st inversion


Major Cadence 2


Tonic in root, functional IV in root, tonic in 1st inversion


Major Cadence 3


Tonic in 1st inversion, functional IV in root, tonic in root


Major Cadence 4


Tonic in root (doubled “M3rd”), functional IV7 in 2nd inversion, tonic in root


Major Cadence 5


Tonic 1st inversion 7th, IV7 root, tonic root doubled “M3”


Major Cadence 6


Tonic in 2nd inversion, IV in root, open voicing, tonic in root doubled tonic


Major Cadence 7


Tonic I7 in 1st inversion, IV7 in root, tonic in root


Major Cadence 8



Below this point the “IV” chord is a minor “iv” chord – making for a minor plagal cadence – see Plagal Cadence

Tonic in root, functional iv in 2nd inversion, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 1


Tonic in root, functional iv in 2nd inversion, tonic in 1st inversion


Minor iv Cadence 2


Tonic in root, functional iv in root, tonic in 1st inversion


Minor iv Cadence 3


Tonic in 1st inversion, functional iv in root, Tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 4


Tonic in root, functional iv7 in 2nd inversion, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 5


Tonic 7 in 1st inversion, functional iv7 in root, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 6


Tonic in 2nd inversion, functional iv in root open voicing, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 7


Tonic 7 in 1st inversion, functional iv7 in root, tonic in root


Minor iv Cadence 8


Note: all of the music is presented as scordatura – if you tune your midi controller to 16 notes per octave and play the notes shown you will hear the example progressions.

For Piano, Syntheizers, and Disembodied Voice in 16 edo

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Bent Picture of the Casimir Effect

Bent Picture of the Casimir Effect

For Piano, Syntheizers, and Disembodied Voice in 16 edo – an experimental study in tempic instability.