Phiture, 15 Sandals, and 12 Thoughts of Dreams

There have been some discussions on the microtonal list about an isomorphic keyboard I have, the AXiS 49 (pictured above as I played it) and it reminded me I had not played it in a while. So I improvised 3 pieces on it in “selfless mode” recording directly in Pianoteq 3.6 using modified settings of a concert grand.

These are a bit aggressive, especially the microtonal pieces.

phiture (as in “creature”) is an improvisation in Jake’s modified 12th root of Phi tuning. (scala file below)
http://micro.soonlabel.com/12th-root-phi/phiture.mp3

15 Sandals is in 15 edo (15 notes per octave which is an interesting tuning – scala file below)
http://micro.soonlabel.com/15-ET/15_sandles.mp3

12 Thoughts of Dreams is in plain ole 12 equal – I had not tried 12 equal in self-less mode before so I thought I’d give it a go. For symmetry (and the uninitiated) the 12 equal scala file is below.
http://clones.soonlabel.com/public/improvfriday/12thoughts.mp3

! C:\Program Files (x86)\Scala22\12th root of phi.scl
!
12th root of phi tuning (Jake’s modification)
12
!
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485.96934
555.39353
624.81772
694.24191
763.66610
833.09030

! E:\Cakewalk\scales\15edo.scl
!
15 edo
15
!
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! C:\Cakewalk\scales\12edo.scl
!
12edo
12
!
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One Response to “Phiture, 15 Sandals, and 12 Thoughts of Dreams”

  1. Michael Kasper says:

    I thought phiture, 15 Sandals, 12 Thoughts on Dreams were fantastic. I love the melodies, textures, and use of techniques in all. Really enjoyed the tone clusters in 12 Thoughts on Dreams too! Thanks for posting!

    Peace,

    Mike

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