Archive for the ‘17 edo’ Category

Flying Into O’Hare

Friday, November 25th, 2016

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Flying into O’Hare is a short electronic piece performed on the Linnstrument.

Cucumber in Brine

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

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Cucumber in Brine is a directed improvisation played on a Linnstrument with Diva, Brazile, ACE, and Zeta+ 2 synths all tuned to 17 edo (17 equal temperament)

Piano Exercise in 17 Notes per Octave (August 2016)

Monday, August 8th, 2016

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This Piano Exercise in 17 Notes per Octave (August 2016) is another in my series of writing something playable for a piano student that has modest skills in a microtonal tuning. The score is purposely scordatura because I think that notating in various microtonal accidentals is simply a burden when a person with a 12 equal midi controller and microtonal aware sound source set to 17 notes per octave (like a free Xen-Arts VSTi) can simply play the score as if it was written for 12 equal but the sound will be in 17 equal and produce the microtonal music of the score. The composition is somewhat free form with development.

The full score is here. Academic performance in a setting where a fee is charged is allowed. Any other commercial use without my permission is not. Please write me for permission in such a case, I haven’t told anyone no as of yet 🙂

Below is an animate score version

Red Sands Maunsell Forts

Friday, August 5th, 2016

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Red Sands Maunsell Forts is quasi-ambient piece constructed from loops taken from a 17 edo guitar improvisation and the subsequent loops processed and live sequenced using Sonar’s matrix view (the graphic below). While it doesn’t have the flexibility of Albelton Live, I find the the constructs to be interesting despite being laborious to set up.

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Indian Blues Fusion in 17 edo

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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Indian Blues Fusion in 17 edo uses my electric DIY tanpura guitar tuned to 17 edo, electric 17 edo guitar and Indian percussion.

contemplating captivity

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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contemplating captivity for string orchestra, percussion and prepared pianos in 17 note per octave tuning

Aeolian Edit 2 (17 edo)

Monday, June 13th, 2016

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Aeolian Edit 2 is an experiment with manipulation of an electric aeolian harp sample which I added counterpoint and retuned to 17 edo (equal division of the octave). Since the electric aeolian harp yields only harmonics what has been manipulated are the pitch values that the melodyne detection routine decided were root pitches and *not* harmonics. By retuning to 17 I have recomposed the original content into something other than a pure harmonic relationship. My apologies for the large volume changes – in this case I’d rather have close to a constant loudness but do not have that worked out yet.

Piano Exercise in 17 Notes per Octave

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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Piano Exercise in 17 Notes per Octave is an attempt to write something playable for a piano student that has modest skills. The score is purposely scordatura because I think that notating in various microtonal accidentals is simply a burden when a person with a 12 equal midi controller and microtonal aware sound source set to 17 notes per octave (like a free Xen-Arts VSTi) can simply play the score as if it was written for 12 equal but the sound will be in 17 equal and produce the microtonal music of the score. A note on the composition – it is a of a nested ABA’B’ form.

The full score is here. Academic performance in a setting where a fee is charged is allowed. Any other commercial use without my permission is not. Please write me for permission in such a case, I haven’t told anyone no as of yet 🙂

Thank you Neil Haverstick for suggesting this project.

The 17th Day (video, ambient)

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

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Video by Chris Vaisvil


The 17th Day was realized with an Oxygen 25 and linplug CrX 4

In Memory of You

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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Photo by Chris Vaisvil

In Memory of You is a solo improvised piece for synthesizer in 17 note per octave (equal division of the octave edo) tuning played on a Roli 49