Archive for the ‘harmonic series segment’ Category

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

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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.

Agilkia Landing Site (ambient, Partch 43 note harmoic series set )

Friday, November 14th, 2014


Agilkia Landing Site is an ambient piece using the Partch 43 note overtone series tuning.

The Sound of my Name (harmonic series, ambient)

Saturday, October 25th, 2014


The Sound of my Name is a sound collage with all components retuned or originally tuned in a harmonic series segment.

I Live by the Cemetery (Ambient in 17 edo, Harmonic Series Polytuned)

Saturday, November 30th, 2013


I Live by the Cemetery – Bethan Mathis recites a poem I wrote some time ago inspired by late nights working and driving home past a cemetery that always had foggy apparitions in the 4 am winter air. The composition uses 17 edo and harmonic series filtering as well as self-made harmonic series aeolian guitar samples. I am very much indebted to Bethan’s dedication to our poetry project. More on that to come.


I Play The Wind (aeolian harmonic series guitar, bass, psaltery)

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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I Play The Wind

Using my DIY 23 edo guitar, DIY electric cello, and DIY electric psaltery I recorded the wind playing these instruments after they were tuned in just intonation or harmonic series relationships. Adding to the harmonic series nature of this composition is the fact that the aeolian does not sound the fundamental – so what you hear are only harmonics of the strings. To create this composition I complied about 8 hours of 44.1kHz 24-bit recordings, noise reduced, selected sections and sequenced in Sonar X3. After I finished with the audio I paired it up with time lapse video I took of the sky. Doing this in my spare time, making recordings and processing them into a composition took several days of work.

DIY electric psaltery
DIY electric cello
23 edo DIY stick guitar
Samples you can use