Semimarvelous Blue Dwarf

This is a solo piano piece performed on a M-Audio 88es driving pianoteq which was re-tuned to Gene Ward Smith’s 17 per octave equal beating dwarf(<17 27 40|). The piece was originally recorded in pianoteq using the standalone mode and then brought into Sonar 8.5 to edit some stray notes, change a chord, and correct some timing issues (some of those still exist). http://micro.soonlabel.com/Semimarvelous_dwarf/semimarvelous-piano.mp3

I am finding this tuning to be really rich with extended chords and I’m enjoying the time I have been spending with it. The scala format for Gene’s tuning follows:

! dwarf17marveq.scl
Semimarvelous dwarf: equal beating dwarf(<17 27 40|) 17 ! 70.247930173690388400 115.13195688812420070 185.37988706181458910 269.90670087373119520 314.79072758816500750 385.03865776185539590 500.17061464997959660 570.41854482366998500 615.30257153810379730 699.82938535002040340 770.07731552371079180 814.96134223814460410 885.20927241183499250 955.45720258552538090 1000.3412292999591932 1084.8680431118757993 1200.0000000000000000 ! eight tetrads/pentads, representible by [[0, -1, 0], [0, -1, 1], ! [1, -1, 1], [1, -1, 2], [0, 0, 2], [0, -1, -2], [0, 0, 1], [0, -1, -1]]

One Response to “Semimarvelous Blue Dwarf”

  1. Tater Gumfries says:

    That’s real nice soundin tunin there.

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