politics

politics (music only) is a piece in 11 edo (11 notes per octave) that uses 8 different software synthesizers and a sampler, Kontakt, which had 3 voices loaded in Sonar X1. The piece uses a midi file retuned by Scala from 12 edo to 11 edo using pitch bend commands – which gives me microtonal ability with synthesizers that do not normally support alternate tunings. During composition and during playback all of the software was driven by one keyboard. The idea for the video came from this week’s theme, politics, at the ImprovFriday site. It is a great site with many excellent composers for you to listen to working in a wide variety of genres / techniques / and instrumentation.

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