Auric Blade was composed in 2018 using a custom software synthesizer designed in Max MSP. Synth tones were then transduced through a Banjo drum and Tibetan singing bowl while the Banjo D string is excited by a harmonic EBow. This piece is 24 channels and was performed at the San Francisco Tape Music Festival in 2019.
Composer: Kris Force
Auric Blade (2018) was created using a custom software synthesizer instrument tuned in just intonation rations with a fundamental tuning of D – 292 HZ. The software synthesizer instrument was performed through a transducer activated banjo head and a Tibetan singing bowl, in so doing the software synthesizer instrument takes on timbre and material characteristics of these acoustic instruments. There were ten recorded passes of each acoustic instrument receiving unique tuning ratios making a total of 20 tracks. In addition, there are two tracks of low frequencies 36.50 HZ and 51.07 HZ that were recorded directly from the software synthesizer instrument. There are two additional tracks of the banjo D string performed with a harmonic Ebow.