In the Lurch
Posted by midiguru on September 19, 2013
One of the things I like about microtonal tunings is that their exotic flavor sort of invites you to try a few other unusual ideas as well. This piece is in 17-note equal temperament.
Both the melodic mode and the lopsided rhythm were inspired by a piece that was uploaded by one of the other participants in the Xenharmonic Alliance Facebook group. I no longer remember whose piece it was, but credit where due.
Bela Bartok wrote a piece called “Limping Dance,” so I couldn’t use that title. Instead, I think I’ll settle for “Lurching Dance.”
This was done in Cubase, with a variety of software synths — u-he Zebra, Cakewalk Z3ta, Camel Audio Alchemy, Rob Papen Predator and Blue, and KV331 SynthMaster. The drums are from Native Instruments Battery 3.