MUSIC OF DAVID BEARDSLEY

2021 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

David has been composing with alternate tuning systems since 1994. Student of La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Michael Harrison. He has been fortunate to participate in performances of Evolution For Electric Guitar And Orchestra by Jon Catler (2002) and The Voice of the Bowed Guitar by Rod Poole (2007).

Leporidae Moment (2022)

Microtonal just intonation tuning harmonics 1, 29, 31, 59, 63.

Swirly Circumnavigates the Constellation (2021)

just intonation tuning harmonics 1, 5, 7, 9, 29 and 31.

Xouoxno Smiles (2021)

Seven Limit Just Intonation 1/1, 49/48, 9/8, 9/7, 21/16, 3/2, 12/7, 7/4.

Xouoxno In The Butterfly Garden (2021)

seven limit just intonation tuning, 1/1, 28/27, 7/6, 4/3, 3/2, 12/7, 7/4 over a seventeen limit drone with 17/16 and smaller superparticular microtones.


Blue Mountain (2021)

Seven Limit Just Intonation: 1/1, 64/63, 9/8, 8/7, 9/7, 64/49, 3/2, 32/21, 12/7, 256/147


Chance Dancing Leaves and The Forty Six Steps (2021)

Microtones: 1/1, 7/6, 21/6, 14/9, 7/4


Magician Fooled by the Book of Eleven Lights (2021)

microtones: 1/1, 99/78, 66/65, 77/76


Onward Came The Meteors (2021)

Just Intonation Intervals 1/1, 7/4, 11/8, 13/8 and 19/16


The Ten Thousand Things (2021)

improvisation using a seven limit just intonation tuning


Raise the Diamond Hand (2021)

a seven limit Just Intonation scale: 1/1, 9/8, 7/6, 4/3, 3/2, 14/9, 7/4


Sodas 577 1/2 Candy (2021)

tuned to Just Intonation using Beardsley 7 limit 2021, 1/1, 28/27, 9/8, 7/6, 9/7, 4/3, 10/7, 3/2, 14/9, 12/7, 7/4, 27/14
original video Karl Fury
video post-production Endorphin Studios


The Starry Dynamo in The Machinery of Night (2021)

Seven Limit Scale of 1/1, 28/27, 9/8, 7/6, 9/7, 4/3, 10/7, 3/2, 14/9, 12/7, 7/4, 27/14, 2/1


Find the Dot (2020)

Pythagorean piano with tubular bells in a harmonic tuning (3rd, 11th, 17th & 21st harmonics). written Oct 2020 before the trip to Anaphoria.

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