Law of Octaves

Posted 12 August 2008, 20:29


A third take on the idea in I first explored in Drift Dhikr, with a richer timbre and harmonic texture.

Duration: 9:03

Background & Technical Details

As I indicate above, this is my third attempt at expressing a rather simple idea: a simple chord, augmented by continuously-generated difference and summation tones, that glides from a starting consonance to an ending consonance via a long gradual glissando. The first piece used simple sine waves; the second piece used a form of FM synthesis. This one is back to plain old oscillators, but with some other refinements:

I like the results better than the two previous pieces, and hope that you do as well. I won’t get into an explication of the title, which you can discover for yourself if so inclined.

Copyright & Licensing

Copyright © 2008, Dave Seidel. Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


MP3 (21MB, 48K/16-bit, 320kpbs)
Csound project file (102KB)


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