watching leaves grow (17 edo ambient & time lapse video)

June 17th, 2017


Over a month of hourly time lapse (night edited out) with 17 note per octave ambient guitar accompaniment. This is probably the longest project I’ve set out to do. I left my time lapse camera in the kitchen window filming the tree in my backyard this spring from 3/18 to 4/25. I’m fairly happy with the result and the extra long time lapse brings out movement in the tree and finally in the leaves that would be hard to see otherwise. It appears that the tree leans and moves based on prevailing winds – even modest winds. The seventeen note per octave guitar was recorded direct in. The signal path was guitar => Ernie Ball VP Jr volume pedal (250k model #6180) => Univox Super Fuzz => Sonar with Breverb using the a cappela convolution expanded to 14 seconds.

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Bonus 17 edo guitar played in a classical style

Bored 2 Glitch

June 16th, 2017

Bored 2 – glitched 19 edo guitar audio only

unrelated 19 edo solo guitar

When Pigs Swim (19 edo)

June 12th, 2017


Using my GR-20 driven by my 19 edo electric guitar – so the bass soft synth as well as the sax patch on the GR-20 is in 19. Not a perfect performance – though I forgot how much I enjoyed being a one man band this way. Drums by session drummer. When Pigs Swim

A Foxy Hysteria

June 10th, 2017

A Foxy Hysteria is a fair use illustration the use of poetic prose as sing lyrics in a post-folk context. Source is Collected Poems 1909 – 1935 Copyright T. S. Eliot. Hysteria is a small portion of the much larger 12 section work “Prufrock”. The percussion is provided by Norm Harris (with permission). I Sang, played flute, cornet, harmonica, fretless bass and classical guitar.

The Wind Sprang Up

June 10th, 2017

A fair use illustration of using a non-rhyming poem as song lyrics, The Wind Sprang Up is from the “Minor Poem” collection. Source is Collected Poems 1909 – 1935 Copyright T. S. Eliot.

Sweeney’s Agony

June 10th, 2017

A fair use illustration of using a poem fragment from Sweeny Agonistes as song lyrics. What is unusual about this piece by Eliot is that it was intended to have musical rhythms in the meter, though conceived in a jazz context. Here is an illustration in a blues context. Source is Collected Poems 1909 – 1935 Copyright T. S. Eliot.

Sweeney’s Agony – Johnny Pumphandle Remix
Sweeney’s Agony – First version

Vocal, fretless electric guitar, rhodes (Dimension Pro), tenor sax (Dimension Pro), and drums (Session 3 drummer). All but the drums are live performances.

Broken Directions

June 7th, 2017



Broken Directions – ambient 17 edo guitar

Photo by Chris Vaisvil

LAGEOS-1 (for 19 edo guitars)

June 3rd, 2017


LAGEOS-1 is a duet for 19 edo electric guitars.

photo credit: NASA

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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