Influenced by south the south Asian steel guitar style, this recording has a tabla loop, 3 steel guitar tracks and some ambient road noise from a drive to Point Reyes. If you have 11 minutes to spare, put on your phones, close your eyes and enjoy the trip.

There’s also a video at https://vimeo.com/702735985.

Tripolar Expedition

This algorithmic piece picks random notes from the Bohlen-Pierce scale for a soothing ambient effect. There are 17 iterations, each dropping the highest note from the list. It was composed in Java using the JMusic library.

Bountiful Providence

Overlapping Bohlen Pierce chords. Each note includes a harmony 439 cents (9/7) above and another 439 cents below. A pleasant effect with no real parallel in the 12-tone system.


A longer version of the algorithm sheds high notes as it progresses:

“Bountiful Pulsar”


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