I'm Aura- short for DaffodilAura218, which I go by on sites like Reddit and Discord, and I'm a native English speaker. For those of you who wish to find me on Discord, I'm DaffodilAura218#7768. If you wish to address me by my real name, call me "Dawson", but let's keep that form of address to private messages unless my user nickname says otherwise. While I started my first mircotonal piece in 2014, I'm only just starting to get more serious about microtonality.
My response to the Progress Report...
What was your path to discovering alternate tunings?
I found microtuning while delving into the harmonic series, and I developed a particular fascination with the eleventh harmonic. So much so, that in 2014, I wrote the first version of my first microtonal piece in 24edo, "Folly of a Drunk", under the working title "Folly". Notably, the first version of this piece featured a modulation from a microtonality-enhanced version of key of A- alternating between Major and Minor- to a microtonality-enhanced version of the key of G-Demisharp Minor, all by use of chords built on 24edo's versions of both the eleventh harmonic and the eleventh subharmonic.
What are your current/past/future particular interests?
One of my main interests in the area of xenharmonic music at present are focused on compositions involving both more harmonically pure versions of the thirty-five 12-EDO proper heptatonic modes, and, surprisingly, perfecting the art of using grave fifths and acute fourths in otherwise traditional-sounding music. Another main interest of mine is working with the 7-prime-limit and 11-prime-limit harmonies, though I'm not above messing with 13-prime-limit, 17-prime-limit and even 19-prime-limit harmonies. In addition to the aforementioned, I've since taken a shine to 159edo due to its near-perfect approximation of the 2.3.11 subgroup, and have worked on that particular page here rather extensively for a page on a mega-EDO. In the future, I'd like to take what I've learned and use it to further develop Treble-Down music- who says Bass-Up is the only direction to build chords and harmonies and melodies?
What instruments or means have you had/do you have now/do you want for the making of microtonal music?
So far, all I have is the composition software itself, but it would be great to have advanced synthesizers, vocals, and even instruments in the The New Violin Family available for performance. The only problem? Money... Go figure...
Any good microtonal anecdotes?
Finding and naming my first comma, the quartisma, on September 6th, 2020. This is something I remember rather fondly- especially since prior to me finding it and naming it, it was only mentioned on one page in this entire wiki. Of course, in the months since then, I named like four other other commas- the nexus comma, the Alpharabian comma, the Betarabian comma, and the symbiotic comma- I have to admit it's fun coming up with comma names, and to think there's so many of them yet to be named that it would make your head spin...
Ideas and Music Theory
Now, up until the time I've added this stuff to this page, not many people have suspected that I am in fact a devout Christian. Indeed, I have long kept silent as I have come to expect vitriol from many online, but nevertheless, since I have found people in this community who are interested, I figure it's time to share these...
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
This hymn arrangement was written around Reformation Day last year, do note the usage of the eleventh harmonic, as well as the additional words in the transition sections... Also note that this hymn arrangement was made in 159edo, though the accidentals in the score are 24edo accidentals due to MuseScore 3 not supporting Syntonic-Rastmic Subchroma Notation.
God, You Love the Least of Us
This is an original hymn written by me for the Church. Unfortunately, since I'm faced with same problem as above in the score, I'm forced to resort to the same solution.