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

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.


  2. admin says:

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


  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?


  7. knossos says:

    page is not always reachable, only
    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 I got the 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.


  9. Gareth Hearne says:

    Beautiful. Love it!

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