Venusian Wedding Band
11 August 2014 Filed in: Music
Listen to Venusian Wedding Band
This song started as a study on how to fit 23ED2 (Equal Division of ratio 2:1 into 23 steps of 52.174 cents each) on my Alpha keyboard having a 15 note pattern layout then, as usual, it derailed into something else!
The note pattern I chose has 7 small (52.174 cents) and 8 large (104.348 cents) steps arranged this way:
2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2
that means using the following steps of 23ED2:
0, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23
I guess no one else has ever thought of something like that but I did!
Only later I realized this song is my first unconsciously polymicrotonal piece due to a mistake on the setting of the bass line where I forgot to set the pitch bend range to 2 steps. The patch playing the bass line was set to 12!
Once I realized my mistake I tried setting it right but I did not like the results and I left it as it was. Everything else is correctly tuned to 23ED2.
The sound sources are a Novation Mininova (vocoder and bass) and a Waldorf Blofeld (synth solo and chords) plus a drum loop.
Somehow this song reminded me of Ivo Papasov and his wedding band, both for weird melodies and shifting time signatures. That’s why I chose that title!
Try dancing to it!