Archive for the ‘Bohlen-Pierce’ Category

Epiphone Roadie Bohlen-Pierce Video Performance Pieces

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

performance 1 audio

performance 2 audio

performance 3 audio

Two for Opabinia (BP and Adaptive JI)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

opabinia_bw2 Opabinia regalis

Opabinia 2 (in shale) Soniccouture‘s vibraphone in Kontakt’s adaptive JI (which I push quite hard)

Opabinia 1 (in the hunt) Double tracked Bohlen-Pierce guitar with Ego compressor and Breverb hall reverb.

16 Psyche (solo BP guitar)

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

psyche20150929nasa Image by NASA

16 Psyche – a short improvisation on solo Bohlen-Pierce guitar

A Day Removed

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

a_day_removed Photo by Chris Vaisvil

A Day Removed is a piece for rock ensemble – three tracks of Bholen-Pierce Electric Guitar and Drums.

The Complex Plane (BP Guitar)

Friday, August 12th, 2016


The Complex Plane is a two track Bohlen-Pierce guitar rehearsed (and therefore directed) improvisation with backing drums. Click on the graphic above to see the guitar and information on this tuning.

Bohlen’s Pierced Waltz

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016


Bohlen’s Pierced Waltz performed using a 12 equal guitar through a Roland GR-20 which was “on the fly” retuned by Fractal Tune Smithy to the 13 note Bohlen-Pierce tuning.

Hvalsey (in Bohlen-Pierce tuning)

Saturday, June 11th, 2016


Hvalsey is a piece for electric guitar, synthesize and voice in Bohlen-Pierce tuning.

The Bohlen-Pierce Epiphone Roadie Guitar

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

052-crop Newly Fretted and Placed BP fingerboard from Matthew Dolmage who cut and slotted the board, I fretted it.

The Bohlen-Pierce Epiphone Roadie Guitar is a short improvisation on my newly made BP guitar. I tuned the open strings to frets on the guitar (like you would a 12 equal guitar) but at different frets as an adjustment to what I tuned by ear. The Epiphone Roadie (which had a bad low E intonation) was a $30 used half-scale guitar from Guitar Center which has now fulfilled its microtonal destiny.


Ask For It (over the ridge)

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

S0710929crop Image by Chris Vaisvil

Ask For It (over the ridge) is a “pop” music composition in Bohlen-Pierce tuning. It was made using an iPad and Sonar for a total of 4 Z3TA+ instances (iOS), one of Sector (iOS).

And I… (17 edo and BP)

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

S0100055crop Photo by Chris Vaisvil

And I… is a multitrack piece using four instances of Aalto in 17 edo with each track played on a Linnstrument recorded in Sonar and exported. Then 17 edo the export was retuned to Bohlen-Piece tuning via Melodyne Single Track

Bohlen-Pierce version