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Microtonal Music

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jjj w/ Bruce and Norm

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This is a musical setting of Bruce Andrew’s poem “jjj” from his book “Moebius” thanks to PennSound archive.

To create the music I hijacked Norm Harris’ Y Class Steam Locomotive Bell sample and his percussion piece Ilesa and added these to elements to a 19 note per octave guitar solo that was split in 8 channels and run through various effects. In one the channels the effect was to use the guitar to trigger an Indian ensemble which was driven microtonally. The extremely long coda consists of a harmonic series filter for the lowest A and E, and next to lowest B applied to the guitar performance. (Essentially a major 9th minus the 3rd and 7th).

Guest said

I love the spoken voice and the perky perc, yes, but the way you have put it all together and listening to the final track, well, it's just oustanding!

Guest said

Cool beats and awesome phantom flavours..! Dark...midnight shipwreck dark! Now I want to go wrecking.

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Johnny Stone said

Nice one mate and very interesting.

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Norm said

So how does the harmonic series filter work? Does it just allow one to hear the lowest A, E and next to the lowest B? Wild stuff!

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kavin. said

Nice transitions and enjoyed reading about your methods.