Brian Ginsburg

A Computer Science student at Portland State University and a QA tester at FREDAsoft.

On Xenharmonic Music

30 Dec 2015 » xenharmonic

Standard Western music uses twelve tones per octave. The space between these twelve tones holds mysteries past and unexplored. My music is made in these spaces. Here is my composition titled Aquifolia:

I became interested alternative tunings while studying Hindustani Classical music. This music is composed from Ragas, which are bit like scales, but with far more character. If you have heard greats like Ravi Shankar, you know this music is different. Beautiful in a special way.

I studied Hindustani vocal music with Rik Masterson, whose teacher was the unmatched Pandit Pran Nath. Here is Pandit Pran Nath singing Rag Darbari:

Over the last few years, I have become interested in electronic music. Much of my inspiration comes from Xenharmonic Bass artists Jacky Ligon, Sevish and Tony Dubshot. Here is sample of Jacky Ligon’s music:

Jacky also builds wonderful Xenharmonic virtual instruments, which he shares free of charge.