Pseudomonas is a piece that uses a fake bridge – in actuality a Sharpie marker, to make the 11th fret the octave. This turns an ordinary 12 equal guitar into something close to 11 equal. That being done I played a few minutes of consecutive improvisations. Its an interesting technique and certainly a very low cost of entry method into the world of microtonal composition. The title? well I had psuedo 11 edo in mind which brought to mind My Pal Foot Foot by The Shaggs [arguably pop music’s true microtonal pioneers] and I found this microbe in my search for spelling psuedo right.

One Response to “Pseudomonas”

  1. Michael Kasper says:

    Dear Chris,

    I thought this improvisation was very interesting. Thanks for posting!



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