Archive for the ‘Pythagorean’ Category

Leaping into the Sky (Pythagorean 432 Hz)

Monday, February 29th, 2016


Leaping into the Sky is a short edited improvisation using a Brazille preset that came with 432 Hz centered Pythagorean tuning using my Linnstrument in Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression mode. I hope you enjoy it. The picture was taken as I left North Carolina last year after our three nights of concerts in Reinhard 128.

Estampie for Hurdy-Gurdy

Thursday, December 17th, 2015


Estampie for Hurdy-Gurdy in Pythagorean tuning (retuned in melodyne single track)
About estampie form

The original in 12 edo

The composition is in G phyrgian mode.

Eye of a Needle (solo piano Pythagorean Tuning)

Thursday, April 10th, 2014


(it will take a little bit for the music to load and play)

Eye of a Needle is a solo piece in Pythagorean tuning (the preset in Pianoteq) where I purposefully try to mix some distant relation chords together.

Just for You to Talk Again (17 note Pythagorean)

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013


Just for You to Talk Again performed on my 17 note per octave keyboard.

! pyth_17.scl
17-tone Pythagorean scale

The Song of the Cretaceous

Saturday, May 4th, 2013


The Song of the Cretaceous is a multi-track ambient composition created with a Korg MS2000 using the built in Pythagorean tuning – a version of Just Intonation.

Updated Tubular Bell, Piano, and Lute Timbre Tuning Comparison

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

196px-Adams_Bass_ChimesI have put together a fairly large tuning comparison using physically modeled tubular bells [click me]. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuning Comparison of La messa de Nostre Dame Sanctus by G. Machaut

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Guillaume de Machaut via Classical Forums (click picture for article)

Here is a comparison of La messa de Nostre Dame Sanctus in different tunings as rendered via Kontakt’s choir sample set. The midi file I used is here. (S.Takahata transcribed the piece to midi) The score with Sonar’s brain-dead accidentals is here.

First version uses Kontakt’s built in adaptive JI (adaptive JI = dynamic pure tuning like this live example video that shows the changes in intonation in real time )

La messa de Nostre Dame Sanctus in adaptive JI

La messa de Nostre Dame Sanctus in Super Pythagorean (scala text file of the tuning)

La messa de Nostre Dame Sanctus in Pythagorean – probably the most historically correct. (scala text file of the tuning)

For Harpsichord and Psaltery

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Flemish Harpsichord

For Flemish Harpsichord and Psaltery
Thanks to a recent sale I have been able to acquire Sonic Couture’s Conservatoire collection of Kontakt instruments. I’m really pleased with the sound but so far the microtonal tuning has been a bit problematic when I try to use Kontakt’s built in microtuning abilities. This piece however uses the same set’s Pythagorean tuning for both instruments though that is a bit suspect seeing how I didn’t run into a wolf 5th. Perhaps someone with absolute pitch can tell me if the tuning was actually engaged. Tuning problems aside the sample set sounds *lovely*. I recommend it – especially when it goes on sale again. I think I am going to email them about the tuning issues because I’d like to play these instrument in 15 equal, etc.