Along similar lines to the Meta-Slendro Cloud Studies, but using a pelog-ish subset of Kraig Grady’s Centaur scale. It’s used in three different octaves, each octave running through the pattern at a half the speed of the one above it.. To me it sounds kind of like a gamelan music box. Made with Csound/blue..
Here’s the scale: 1/1 21/20 7/6 3/2 14/9 2/1 Which is a subset of the full Centaur scale: 1/1 21/20 9/8 7/6 5/4 4/3 7/5 3/2 14/9 5/3 7/4 15/8 2/1
Generative harmonic textures using pentatonic meta-slendro scales. Made with Csound/blue.
Scale for #1: 1/1 37/32 21/16 49/32 7/4 2/1 Scale for #2: 1/1 9/8 151/128 3/2 25/16 2/1
These are sustained tone clusters. Each tone is built from prime-numbered harmonics (1 through 13) where each harmonic is pulsed with a percussive envelope at a frequency that is proportional to the number of the harmonic. This gives each pitch its own rhythmic texture. In addition, the underlying “tempo” for each pitch is proportional to its pitch ratio. All combined, it produces an emergent polyrhythmic texture that is derived from the harmonic relationships between the notes, and between the harmonic of the notes. Using different scales results in a different cyclic rhythmic texture. Each of the studies plays the cycle twice