The Sleeper (a setting of Edgar Allen Poe in 43 note harmonic series segment octave reduced)

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Illustration by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Sleeper is a semi-aleatoric composition using a tuning of 43 harmonics reduced to an octave in each of five instances of Absynth. The source midi material driving absynth is a combination of five difference piano performances. The reading is by Jerome McGann as provided by the PennSound archive. The text of Poe’s poem is here.


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3 Responses to “The Sleeper (a setting of Edgar Allen Poe in 43 note harmonic series segment octave reduced)”

  1. Dominique Larré says:

    Superb piece on this splendid American poem, congratulations to composer
    and text reader.
    Dominique Larré, Sept. 7th 2013, 15:06 local time

  2. Michael Kasper says:

    Dear Chris,

    Interesting piece.

    Peace,

    Mike

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