13 Miles

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13 Miles

Lately I have noticed an increasing interest of the microtonal community for 13ED2 (
Equal Division of ratio 2:1 into 13 steps of 92.308 cents each) so, out of curiosity, I decided to try it out myself.
I had always thought it had to sound awful (or at least extremely xenharmonic) considering its very high “
harmonic error” but once I tried it out I had to reconsider it.

I had no particular difficulty assembling this piece and actually it developed smoothly. In order to use the scale with my
Halberstadt keyboard I decided to skip one step to fit the scale into the usual 5 black and 7 white keys note layout.

This piece features sounds by
Omnisphere, Alchemy and Stylus RMX.

The title alludes to 13ED2 and to the use of a
trumpet sound as main instrument, for which I tried to replicate slight intonational nuances, characteristic of the acoustic instrument, through pitch bend.