Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hexany as a 12 tone meeting place

Here Wilson worked out the possibility of using a Hexany  as a meeting place between a harmonic and subharmonic series having no tones in common. the Second example here shows the two complementary series this time up the the 13 (or 15) (sub)harmonics still limited to 12 tones.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Redesign of the Archives and some new additions.

As the Archives has grown and will continue to do so, we have now broken up the various subheading into separate pages. This we believe makes viewing much easier.
 So you please reload the page
In the first Basic Section we have added a very early letter to Ivor Darreg and John Chalmers.
and on the keyboard page
 the last 6 items are new starting with the Alphabet series.There is just too much here to discuss at the moment with these but those well versed in keyboards should have little problem.
Feedback always welcome

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Some Comments On Akkoc Observations

Since there is some discussion of this material elsewhere, we provide a link to some preliminary studies by Wilson done on some of Akkoc obsevations and research into Turkish Music.

 The later pages show Wilson's investigating the Moments of Symmetry (MOS) scale properties of some of these intervals in regard to using them as generators of scales. We will return to this sometime in the future.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The 8-19-27 Proportional Triad

Besides Wilson first proposing the use of the 19th harmonic in the minor, here is another example of using the 19th in  a 'dimished' chord.

Monday, October 18, 2010

11-13-15 Chain

I admit i have concentrated more on 'atypical' directions of Wilson's thought. Such notes as this fill the span of his papers.

Friday, October 15, 2010

An MOS Calendar

A suggestion for a calendar based on his scale making principle of Moments-of-Symmetry

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Approximating 12 with JI ratios

Wilson shows how the 1/x pattern can be applied to approximating 12 tone ET by JI intervals. A discussion of the 1/x pattern can be found here under section

Monday, October 11, 2010

Another Paper on the Mutable "Octave"

ths paper showing the possibility of expanding the octave fits well with the previous post

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Discussion/Mutable "Octave"

Wilson touching upon some bedrock material he uses. Comments on how The Scale Tree can be applied to few other "octaves" including the radical idea of even using the 2/1 as a generator.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A scale for Rod Poole

One of a few scale suggestions to Rod Poole by Erv Wilson. This one being a 22 tone scale which still includes the Centaur tuning Rod originally based his scale around.
a 22 tone scale for Rod Poole

Stray Birds or Small Gems

"dominant-like hexanies?
Often it is the asides , the very brief and discarded that can reveal something we might not be able to witness otherwise. While we continue in our quest to present Erv Wilsons work in a context that serves it best there are those documents that are too brief to present in a PDF format or fit well being group with other documents. As someone who has worked with his material for over 20 years, often these small gems hit me with surprise .
Also much i found helpful in understanding other things about his work in an elusive and intangible way that is hard to put into words. A blog seems a good form for this work and not quite sure what one could have done otherwise