Purple Fog (BP-JI)

June 2nd, 2017

Purple Fog is a microtonal collaboration between Bill Newbold and myself – Bill provided the midi performance and I arranged it with synthesizers tuned to Bohlen-Pierce non-tempered JI tuning.

I can’t remember where I pinched the picture from – thank you photographer!

under a peculiar sky (17 edo with glitch video)

May 29th, 2017

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Baltimore (processed 17 edo guitar)

May 29th, 2017


full screen viewing is recommended

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Sound provided by 17 equal guitar using Moog MF ring, Boss DA-2 adaptive distortion, Boss MO-2 Adaptive Overtone pedals and software effects.

For Solo Sitar in E (JI)

May 27th, 2017

For Solo Sitar in E just intonation (the tempo picks up after a minute and a half)

Playing to the Gap (17 edo glitched video guitar performance)

May 25th, 2017

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Its a Glitch (Just Intonation, Video)

May 19th, 2017


using melodyne, sonar, audacity and movie studio – version 2 audio track (which I prefer)
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using melodyne, sonar, audacity and movie studio – version 1 soundtrack
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Diatoms (harmonic series)

May 18th, 2017

Diatoms (harmonic series)

Rivendell for altered voice and percussion

May 13th, 2017


Rivendell is a short piece performed on the Alesis Q49 using Kontakt, Exhale, and Requiem.

11 edo Electric Piano

May 13th, 2017

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and a bonus track in 24 edo that is stylistically similar.

BitWiz Harmonic Series Code

May 6th, 2017


BitWiz is a $0.99 app that lets you run single line C code music generation algorithms. I used it to perform this piece by selecting code in sequence and using the X-Y manipulation when it was a part of the code. This software from Kymatica is for the iPad. The analysis shows that at least the first section is clearly non-12 equal. I didn’t analyze the rest, however, it seems to me to be almost next to impossible for a single line of code to generate something as unnatural as 12 equal.

Click the picture to enlarge the Melodyne analysis of section 1 or the spectrum analysis of the Gong piece below.

As a bonus For Gongs, Bow, and Super Balls with Effects