1/31/2007

Study in Fifteen Tone Equal Temperament for Bells


I have been working on a lot of microtonal music projects lately. I have been playing and writing music for most of my life, but I am pretty new at producing music with a computer. It sometimes seems that it is easier to write music than produce it. Well, I wanted to start sharing some of my music with you, even if it isn't as professional as I would like. This first piece is a study in fifteen tone equal temperament (fifteen equally spaced notes to the octave instead of the usual twelve) for bells. This tuning has a lot of strange dissonances. I welcome your comments, both positive and negative. I may eventually improve or expand on this piece and your feedback will be helpful to me.


Study in fifteen t...


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7 comments:

X. J. Scott said...

This is very nice, good job. Not dissonant at all.

Bells are a nice timbre for this. If you want it to all be bells, I'd only suggest using a slightly different bell timbre on the melody line. Or for the melody setting up a second version of the patch with the decay or release rates of your patch routed so that you can modulate them with a controller and pull back the decay segment a little bit during the faster passages. Kind of like setting up a sustain pedal, but only for bells.

Daniel Thompson said...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm finishing up a different piece with a similar timbre, so I'll try your ideas.

Saia said...

Just passing through, hope you dont mind, wanting to make new aquaintances... I'll have to stop back by...

mhd said...

Thanks for the piece. It has a good flow and retained my interest. A little less reverberation may allow give some intervals more piquancy.

Shaahin mohajeri said...

Very beautiful with a metaphysical imagination. and now , what about this piece with timber of piano?

görkem şen said...

really good, 15TET create serious beautiful maqams and it gives special feelings ...also i think about bells are special and they have pure timbre... It's come from somewhere between somewhere.. beyond east and west.. bravo to 15TET and your composition..

Anonymous said...

Very nicce!