Frozen Time Occupies Wall Street


Photo by David Shankbone CC BY

Frozen Time Occupies Wall Street is an improvisation using a tuning suggested by Peter ‘Rush’ Kosmorsky on the Facebook Xenharmonic Alliance. I tried two things before I improvised – I found the pseudo-octave and I have to report it really DID sound to me like an octave even though you will see in the tuning below it is 3/1 not 2/1. And I played what would be a C major 7th which forms the major harmonic motive of the piece. I modified Pianoteq to give long sustains and very harmonic strings (10 foot strings) with high unpredictability of harmonic content.

! E:\cakewalk\scales\11_of_tritave.scl
!
11 in tritave
11
!
172.90500
345.81000
518.71500
691.62000
864.52500
1037.43000
1210.33500
1383.24000
1556.14500
1729.05000
3/1

9 Responses to “Frozen Time Occupies Wall Street”

  1. Hajo says:

    That sounds nice and exciting at the same time. Please continue with your music.

    Hajo

  2. admin says:

    Thank you Hajo for taking the time to listen and comment – I am glad you enjoyed the music!

    Chris

  3. kent says:

    I like this very much! What is “pianoteq?

  4. admin says:

    Hi Kent, I am glad you enjoyed the piece! Pianoteq is software that is a “physical model” of a piano. Essentially Modartt’s Pianoteq software calculates how a real piano works to create its sound. This also gives you a lot of control of how the piano sounds because you can adjust the parameters of the equations used to calculate the sound. I have found it to be the most realistic piano software I’ve tried so far. Follow this link to an example of the unaltered piano sound in a different tuning.

  5. Like it much more than anything I’ve done with a tritave. As always, nice work.

  6. admin says:

    Thank you for the nice comment Jake. Perhaps you just have not yet found a tritave tuning that appeals strongly enough?

    Chris

  7. knossos says:

    page micro.soonlabel.com is not always reachable, only http://clones.soonlabel.com/public/micro/.
    I started some of your pieces and the player gave a short red warning sign, but no sound.
    After a few tries, and when I went to http://www.soonlabel.com I got the clones.soonlabel.com. And after that it worked miraculously.
    There may be some misconfiguration with the server (from here in Austria).
    However, your microtonals do sound astonishing tonal.

  8. admin says:

    Thank you for the compliment about my music. It is odd that you are having trouble. I will look into it. Thank you for telling me.

    Chris

  9. Gareth Hearne says:

    Beautiful. Love it!

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