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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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Mississinewa Lake (17 edo)

Sunday, April 16th, 2017


Mississinewa Lake (17 edo) was created by sampling my electric aeolian harp and using Kontakt to play the sample using the built in note per octave function on my DIY 17 note per octave midi controller. Effects were added in Kontakt and Sonar.
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Harmonic Series Piano

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Raw harmonic series tuned piano

Here is how this piece was made. I played a 12 string electric guitar with a Wampler sustain pedal and Roland Space Echo pedal. Normalized, and reversed that track. Then I used Melodyne to extract a polyphonic midi representation – more or less that same as what the guitar sounded like. Then I added a midi echo effect that is called echo delay which also has a swing setting. The midi output of that was chained into Sonar’s track midi quantization and additional arpeggiator. This midi stream was then into to Kontakt with the tuning set to the harmonic series as show in the photo below.

Parva in Schismatic Garibaldi 7-limit

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Parva played by a Linnstrument using Scala to retune on the fly to Jake Feivald’s Schismatic Garibaldi 7-limit tuning

Schismatic / Garibaldi 7-limit
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  0:          1/1               0.000000 unison, perfect prime
  1:         91.362 cents      91.362430
  2:        182.725 cents     182.724870
  3:        203.455 cents     203.455030
  4:        294.817 cents     294.817460
  5:        386.180 cents     386.179900
  6:        406.910 cents     406.910050
  7:        498.272 cents     498.272490
  8:        589.635 cents     589.634920
  9:        680.997 cents     680.997360
 10:        701.728 cents     701.727510
 11:        793.090 cents     793.089950
 12:        884.452 cents     884.452380
 13:        905.183 cents     905.182540
 14:        996.545 cents     996.544970
 15:       1087.907 cents    1087.907410
 16:       1108.638 cents    1108.637570
 17:          2/1            1200.000000 octave

This is not art.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

audio only polytuned synthesizers and thunderstorm

20170214 19edo Multi Controller Directed Improvisation

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017


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Droneo – the $2.99 microtonal iPad (video)

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

click to see app store description

submariner tuned violas

Friday, January 27th, 2017

An improvisation in Scott Dakota’s Submariner_1025_383_[19] (see previous post for scala file) – This improvisation tends to dwell on harmonies created from a virtual viola ensemble. More tuning details – Period: 1025/512, generator 383/256. Septimal meantone with a lot of /2^n self-coherent-beating intervals. Scott Dakota Jan 2017.
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9 note diatonic Bohlen-Pierce Improvisation

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

9 note diatonic Bohlen-Pierce Linnstrument and Pianoteq Standard Improvisation – Tuning supplied by Scott Thompson
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! BP-iso579-MOS9.scl
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9-note MOS of BP diatonic with linear/isoharmonic 5:7:9, per Steve Martin | p = 3/1 (1901.955 c) | g = 438.038 c
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288.235
438.038
726.273
876.076
1164.311
1314.114
1602.349
1752.152
1901.955

Linnstrument Improvisation in 106 edo (video)

Monday, January 16th, 2017



(best viewed full screen, video is 1080p)

Linnstrument Improvisation in 106 edo (audio only) is a moderate length piece that explores the wonderful soundscape that 106 edo can create. In a previous post I received this comment on Reddit’s microtonal subreddit “I generally like the sound of Bohlen-Pierce. I’m interested in this piece but confused by your methodology.” So I thought I would write something about my improvisation method as the video compiles. Essentially my approach to improvisations is an aurally informed pattern recognition with development. If you watch the video closely you will see places where I run into a note combination I don’t like and back away from it somewhat quickly and in others where I find a fingering I like and replicate it in either hand or as “blocks” played off against each other. 106 notes per octave makes melodic development especially challenging though it is rich harmonically with many nuances and to my ears a way of letting you settle into a harmony that may at first sound strange but re-orientates your ears to hear it as pleasing or at least interesting. Certainly with 106 edo it is very hard to get caught up in 12 edo sounding cliches! So I hope that gives a little bit of an answer to the question I received on Reddit. video download