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About Retuned Piano - excerpt

Installation music for piano retuned to rational/irrational intonation with self-generating probability-based combinations via max/msp. Max/msp patch by jack dettling.

A 48-tone pitch set is divided into four 12-tone pitch sets - each separated by 25c. Each is tuned so that the fourth and fifth scale degree are untempered and the third, sixth and seventh scale degree are lowered by a syntonic comma. The remaining pitches are set to OTS P equal temperament.
12 sets of prerecorded randomly generated 12-tone rows are played by max/msp.

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Removal of a predetermined temporal morphology from a curated set of pitch-objects as an effort towards free listening.

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