Archive for the ‘20 edo’ Category

The Smallest Enemy (20 edo)

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

The Smallest Enemy (20 edo)

20 edo Ambient Guitar with Video

Friday, August 18th, 2017

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20 edo ambient guitar

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

A performance pretty much as said in the title using erine ball volume pedal, univox super fuzz, sonitus delay, breverb reverb, Sonar

20 edo electric guitar video performance.

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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20 Edo Synthesizer

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016


Performed on a 32 key AKM320 midiplus keyboard – inexpensive – less than $40 at time of posting, and quite portable. It also features a sustain pedal jack. Aalto was used as the sound source, Sonar the DAW and Sony Movie Studio 13 for the video editing

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Better Luck Next Time (20 edo and polytuned)

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

CIMG0523crop Photo by Chris Vaisvil

These pieces started life as a two track improvisation (one with ebow) on a 20 edo guitar that were treated with effects and manipulations. Then the result of this was used to extract midi via Melodyne Single track. This midi was then used to drive two instances of Z3TA+ 2.1 tuned to 10 edo. The synthesized tracks and original audio were then combined to create a polytuned version of the original.

20 edo guitar original

Polytuned 20 edo and 10 edo derivative

Clean 20 edo Electric Guitar Improvisation

Monday, October 27th, 2014


Clean 20 edo Electric Guitar Improvisation which exists somewhere in the intersection of rock, jazz, and classical.

Göbekli Tepe (20 edo guitar solo)

Friday, October 24th, 2014


Göbekli Tepe is a solo for 20 edo electric guitar. It is also the name of an intriguing structure found in Turkey from about 12,000 ago. When the inhabitants left they deliberately backfilled the site to hide and / or protect it. No one knows at this time why. Click on the song icon to read more about this place.

“2” presents “a manic ego trapped in a hall of mirrors” (20 edo, 12 edo polytuned hard rock band)

Friday, October 17th, 2014


a manic ego trapped in a hall of mirrors is a composition that my collaborator Frank Miller (of “2”) built around my 20 edo guitar part. Frank wrote and performed the vocals, lyrics, drums, 12 edo bass and produced the composition.

Lyrics for “a manic ego trapped in a hall of mirrors” by Frank Miller

The Walrus and The Carpenter from Bethan Reads (in 20edo)

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Briny Beach Briny Beach

The Walrus and The Carpenter
Lewis Carroll as read by Bethan Mathis and set to music (two 20 edo guitar tracks with effects) by me.
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright–
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was shining sulkily,
Because she thought the sun
Had got no business to be there
After the day was done–
“It’s very rude of him,” she said,
“To come and spoil the fun!”

The sea was wet as wet could be,
The sands were dry as dry.
You could not see a cloud, because
No cloud was in the sky:
No birds were flying overhead–
There were no birds to fly.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Were walking close at hand;
They wept like anything to see
Such quantities of sand:
“If this were only cleared away,”
They said, “it would be grand!”

“If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year.
Do you suppose,” the Walrus said,
“That they could get it clear?”
“I doubt it,” said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.

“O Oysters, come and walk with us!”
The Walrus did beseech.
“A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each.”

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
But never a word he said:
The eldest Oyster winked his eye,
And shook his heavy head–
Meaning to say he did not choose
To leave the oyster-bed.

But four young Oysters hurried up,
All eager for the treat:
Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
Their shoes were clean and neat–
And this was odd, because, you know,
They hadn’t any feet.

Four other Oysters followed them,
And yet another four;
And thick and fast they came at last,
And more, and more, and more–
All hopping through the frothy waves,
And scrambling to the shore.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Walked on a mile or so,
And then they rested on a rock
Conveniently low:
And all the little Oysters stood
And waited in a row.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

“But wait a bit,” the Oysters cried,
“Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!”
“No hurry!” said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.

“A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said,
“Is what we chiefly need:
Pepper and vinegar besides
Are very good indeed–
Now if you’re ready, Oysters dear,
We can begin to feed.”

“But not on us!” the Oysters cried,
Turning a little blue.
“After such kindness, that would be
A dismal thing to do!”
“The night is fine,” the Walrus said.
“Do you admire the view?

“It was so kind of you to come!
And you are very nice!”
The Carpenter said nothing but
“Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf–
I’ve had to ask you twice!”

“It seems a shame,” the Walrus said,
“To play them such a trick,
After we’ve brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!”
The Carpenter said nothing but
“The butter’s spread too thick!”

“I weep for you,” the Walrus said:
“I deeply sympathize.”
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

“O Oysters,” said the Carpenter,
“You’ve had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?’
But answer came there none–
And this was scarcely odd, because
They’d eaten every one.