Archive for the ‘video’ Category

Demo of Shoom, a Microtonal iPad App

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

I take trip through Shoom after Keenan Lawler mentioned it, and I found I actually had it installed. It is a superb microtonal aware synthesizer that is also a controller. My tour is a bit leisurely and only goes into a bit of what this program can do. It is highly recommended. It was $5.99 when it was first released, currently I believe the app store price is $9.99 – still quite affordable. The noise you hear in places are the actual (and unusual) preset settings of the app.

Microtonal Gestrument Demo Video

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

A video demo of the Gestrument, an algorithmic music composition iPad program that supports alternate tunings. It works hand in hand with ScaleGen (not shown here) for $13.99 bought as a bundle. Its a great value and has a long list of features such as morphing of tunings, recording, a nice selection of voices and output of midi.

LinnStrument as a Microtonal Controller – Split Mode

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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Here is a short demonstration video of the split mode as implemented in the original Linnstrument. By using the split mode one can access all 200 pads. With a judicious selection of synthesizer and range one can extend a tuning well beyond the current midi standard of 128 notes. The short demonstration piece uses two non-octave tunings => 5/4 divided into 4 and 5/4 divided into 8 notes respectively.

X 48 (7, 14, and 21 edo )

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

x-48

X 48 is a music / video montage using a Linnstrument, u-he’s Diva in 7 edo, Garritan Personal Orchestra, chamber orchestra present in 14 edo, Garritan Personal Orchestra concert grand piano in 21 edo – all images were taken and processed by me. Audio only.

The Temple of Clouds

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

img_2165rs Picture by Chris Vaisvil

The Temple of Clouds is a combination of processed electric 17 edo guitar and timelapse video – at about 5 through 6 minutes you can see a thunderstorm come through. The video was recorded with a Brinno TLC200 time lapse camera.The tuning is unknown though a 17 edo guitar was used to generate the starting point.

Animated Score Rite of Spring Fragment D in Adaptive JI for Brass Ensemble

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

rite

I have been archiving past projects and I ran across this fragment of The Rite of Spring (French: Le Sacre du printemps; Russian: «Весна священная», Vesna svyashchennaya, ‘sacred spring’) and decided it would be interesting to render it in adaptive just intonation since that has been a recent topic of interest on the Facebook group Xenharmonic Alliance II. The video is an overlay of the score and the real time adjustments made by the Kontakt included factory script. I selected the factory brass ensemble which in my opinion rendered a nice version of one of my favorite passages of the piece. YMMV of course. You can find the video here for download.

NOTE: Sonar has a a very odd sense of accidentals if you do not explicitly apply a key.

Under an Open Sky (Just Intonation Aeolian Harp + video)

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

20160611_Capture The tuning of the aeolian harp sample – click to enlarge


Audio Only

A piece composed and performed on my Linnstrument by taking a sample of my electric Aeolian Harp used in Dimension Pro using this Just INtonation tuning

! E:\Cakewalk\scales\7-9-11-13.scl
!
7 9 11 13
 13
!
 14/13
 13/11
 11/9
 14/11
 9/7
 18/13
 13/9
 14/9
 11/7
 18/11
 22/13
 13/7
 2/1

Abstract Results (video + processed aeolian harp)

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

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Lost in Elevation (video)

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Lost in Elevation download

The Moon Transits the Earth (video performance)

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

The Moon Transits the Earth is an improvisation using a Linnstrument with pianoteq and a Doepfer ribbon controller with Garritan Personal Orchestra’s solo bass trombone. Tuning is Michael Harrison’s Just Intonation Revelation tuning. Transit image: NASA