User:FloraC

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Name's Flora Canou (Discord ID: fumica). Age 24. I speak English and native Chinese Mandarin.

I don't speak Japanese, except some basic words and how to read kanas and kanjis, which means I can easily tell what a Japanese page is about, but not much beyond that. So please stick to English (or Mandarin if you will) should you wish to have a convo with me.

Microtonalist interests:

> classically trained and interested in expanding common practice harmony thru RTT.

> music style is prog, specifically classical–electronic–rock fusion. MuseScore and FL Studio user.

> contributed to the Microtonal plugin for MuseScore and made a fork with key signatures re-ordered into fifths for her own use.

> explored and documented the sensamagic dominant chord and the hemimage bleeding chord, based on her understanding of septimal voice leading.

> explored the canou family of temperaments, and a few others in User:FloraC/Temperament name proposal.

Long term projects:

  • Maintain all temperament pages
  • Review scale trees for mos pages

Important articles of RTT I created:

Music

Microtonal/xenharmonic releases

  • Op. 4. Undevicesimal Fugues (2020) – 2-piece mini-album in 19et
  • Op. 5. Notes of the Generation (2023) – 8-piece album in 41et
  • Op. 7. TOTMC Suite Vol. 1 (2023) – 2-piece mini-album in various tunings

12et releases

  • Op. 1. Eruption in Silence (2016–2018)
  • Op. 2. Favonius (2018–2020)
  • Op. 3. Avant l'Avenir (2020–2022)

Tools

Selected writings

As part of the essay collection Notes of the Generation.

Others

Well temperaments

I developed well temperaments on 12et and 17et which can be seen here.

I've also been trying to develop one on 19et but no satisfactory result as of now.

Q: What are the difficulties in developing a 19wt?

A: First, unlike 12- and 17et with ambiguous major and minor thirds, 19et's thirds are close enough to 5-limit JI that interpreting them otherwise is like a force. In 12- and 17et, those intervals can represent different ratios in different keys, whereas in 19et, they represent the same ratios better or worse in different keys. The effect isn't satisfactory. Second, the harmonics of 3, 5, 7, and 13 in 19et are all flat, so there's not much room to operate. Third, the ambiguity of 4\19 and 15\19 is an important characteritics, and those should be ambiguous in every key.

Q: What are the solutions?

A: For 19et to have any room to operate, octave stretch must be employed. For 4\19 and 15\19 not deviating too much, hemitwelfth is used as a generator.

Q: It's possible to make octave stretched well temperaments?

A: Yes it's possible. Just one more argument than pure-octave. Issue is I haven't got a satisfactory result.