audio only polytuned synthesizers and thunderstorm
Mt. Herschel is an practiced improvisation using pianoteq in 10 edo and my Korg MS2000 in a close to 10 edo tuning by using keyboard slope. Below is the Melodyne output of a short section of the tuning played “chromatically” with a softer timbre.
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There was a preceding experiment using a different keyboard slope tuning – synthesizer only
2 o’clock on Herschel Mountain
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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.
This is not nice melodic music
– it is a harsh exploration of a technique!
even the best of intentions is an exercise in transforming audio. I used a sound effects CD ripped to my iPod as the source for the Korg MS-20 mini’s signal in. While it played I manipulated the settings on the synthesizer. If you listen closely you can at times hear a bit of the original signal leaking into the output. Except for editing out silence I applied no effects or other manipulation of the output.
Iron Harvest for analog modular synthesizer (Korg MS-20 mini) and aural – hand control feedback loop x4
The title refers to the unexploded shells (poison gas and conventional) barb wire and other debris from world war one since found in the fields of France and Belgium. click the picture for a link to a wikipedia article with more information.
Snow and Wind – the electric aeolian harp played by snow flakes impacting the strings and of course wind during a light snow.
A Night at Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery is an ambient piece is mixed tunings, Bohlen-Pierce, 12 edo, and unpitched.