Crippled Justice #2: (44:47:50:53)

Here’s a video for a sample-based drone piece I recently made, called Crippled Justice #2 (44:47:50:53). It sounds best with headphones or through nice speakers, if you have those things available.

The name comes from Morton Feldman’s idea of “Crippled Symmetry,” but applied to the piece’s imperfect implication of just intonation. It’s the second piece like it that I’ve made.

Hopefully you don’t need this info to enjoy it, but here’s a little bit on the tuning. It’s based on a Pythagorean pentatonic chord. Each note of that chord played in 4 tight near-unisons at the ratio 44:47:50:53. Upper partials of the fundamental are also highlighted.