Archive for the ‘harmonic series segment’ Category

Incidental Music for an Eclipse

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Incidental Music for an Eclipse is a piece performed by Chris Vaisvil

Tuning is a mixture of raw harmonic series based on C and Wendy Carlos’ twelve note scale based on octave-repeating harmonics on A. A = 1/1
(440 Hz). 1/1 17/16 9/8 19/16 5/4 21/16 11/8 3/2 13/8 27/16 7/4 15/8

Picture from Wikipedia by Luc Viatour /

polynomial time

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

polynomial time is a synthesizer composition in harmonic series segment tuning.

Diatoms (harmonic series)

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Diatoms (harmonic series)

BitWiz Harmonic Series Code

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

BitWiz is a $0.99 app that lets you run single line C code music generation algorithms. I used it to perform this piece by selecting code in sequence and using the X-Y manipulation when it was a part of the code. This software from Kymatica is for the iPad. The analysis shows that at least the first section is clearly non-12 equal. I didn’t analyze the rest, however, it seems to me to be almost next to impossible for a single line of code to generate something as unnatural as 12 equal.

Click the picture to enlarge the Melodyne analysis of section 1 or the spectrum analysis of the Gong piece below.

As a bonus For Gongs, Bow, and Super Balls with Effects

Reflection and Reflections, Generative Music Without Intent

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Reflection and Reflections, Generative Music Without Intent is a piece that uses 7 instances of FMTS 2 by Jacky Lingon of Xen Arts driven by one one instance of Refaktions which employs AI to develop and enhance performance – more on that app later. The piece uses simultaneous tunings of Carlos Alpha, 5 edo, and harmonics 12 through 24.
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Various For Improv Friday

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

S0104132crop Picture by Chris Vaisvil

14 edo Substation

For 25 note midi controller in harmonic series tuning

Your Title Here 12 edo

Inductive Current (11-Limit JI)

Poly Tuned Synth Collection (mostly harmonic series)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

IMG_9840crop Photo by Chris Vaisvil

Poly Tuned Synth Collection uses the following:

Z3ta+ 2 Denny Genovese 24 – 28 harmonics w/ ribbon controller
absynth’s harmonic series w/ TC Data
aalto’s harmonic series w/ TC Data
albino 22 edo w/ TC Data
Xen FMTS 2 harmonics 12-24 w/ Linnstrument

This is mostly about being a study to learn using midi over wifi with toby bears rtpMIDI and TC-DATA

Video of Runway Lights in 128 Performed on Linnstrument – Wake Forest University

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015


Below is a video of my Linnstrument performance at Wake Forest University September 26th 2015. For Audio to download please see this blog post The video is best viewed at the highest resolution you have available.

The Linnstrument

Solving Thou – featuring Christiane Offenbar and meolog

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Capture Solving Thou words by meolog, sung by Christiane Offenbar, translated by Heinz Bohlen, composition Chris Vaisvil for synthesizers in 43 note overtone series, 11 limit 12 note tuning from Scala archive, 22 edo guitar, percussion and Christiane’s free a Capella singing.

Shifting (Harmonic Series)

Friday, December 5th, 2014

adjective: shifting

changing, especially unpredictably.