Daniel Thompson-Microtonal Composer

Blog URL: http://danielthompson.blogspot.com/

My music, other microtonal music, personal observations and information on tuning theory.

Located: St Paul, Minnesota
Tags: Microtonal, Xenharmonic, Music, Composing, Tuning, Temperament, Experimental, Classical Music, Chamber Music

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Quarter Tone Bouzouki on Feb 6, 2010 in Bouzouki, Videos, Quartertones, Microtonal InstrumentsHere's an interesting video of a bouzouki with some extra frets to get some of the notes "between the notes".



A Nice Piece in Seventeen Tone Equal Temperament on Dec 13, 2009 in Lute, Xenharmonic, Videos, Temperaments, DissonanceI know from personal experience that seventeen tone equal temperament (seventeen equally spaced tones per octave) can be a challenging tuning. It sometimes comes across as harsh and dissonant. However, it also has a softer side. I think the producers...



Impressions on a Painting by Bosch on Aug 8, 2009 in Twelve Tone Equal Temperament, Hieronymus Bosch, BassoonTryptych (outer wings) of Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch I participated in the Delian Suite Four last year. The project involved composing works for bassoon that are based on one of the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. I composed a shor...



Impressions on a Painting by Bosch on Aug 8, 2009 in Twelve Tone Equal Temperament, Hieronymus Bosch, BassoonTryptych (outer wings) of Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch I participated in the Delian Suite Four last year. The project involved composing works for bassoon that are based on one of the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. I composed a shor...



Canon in J (Bohlen Pierce Scale) on Aug 1, 2009 in Bohlen-Pierce, NonoctaveHere is an attempt to reinterpret Pachelbel's famous Canon in D in the less famous Bohlen-Pierce scale. Bohlen-Pierce is a very exotic and experimental scale that is not based on the octave. Instead it involves dividing the tritave (a 3/1 frequency r...



Canon in J (Bohlen Pierce Scale) on Aug 1, 2009 in Bohlen-Pierce, NonoctaveHere is an attempt to reinterpret Pachelbel's famous Canon in D in the less famous Bohlen-Pierce scale. Bohlen-Pierce is a very exotic and experimental scale that is not based on the octave. Instead it involves dividing the tritave (a 3/1 frequency r...