This week’s MusicWeeklies Challenge :

Here are the numbers for my track *enby*:

Time Signature | 11/8 (I’m hoping we only need to make the numerator prime!) |

Tempo | 113 BPM (I entered “113” in to my DAW. It takes that as quarter notes per minute. ) |

Number of Voices | Seven (7): e-piano, two basses, three synths and, a drone |

I began with some vague ideas about structure including the overall form and what the underlying chords would include. In keeping with the non-binary theme, I used mostly a sus-2 chord that sounds neither major nor minor.

The melodies are a result of a kind of formula. I started with rhythms, chosen from a list of Euclidean Rhythms. I picked E(4,11), E(5,11) and E(6,11) for the A section. For the fast figure in the B section I used E(17,22). (Quick explanation of those numbers: the first number is the number of note-onsets, the second, the total number of pulses in the pattern. So E(4,11) has 4 notes in an 11 pulse pattern. The list of ones and zeroes show which pulses have the note-onsets. ) The topic of Euclidean Rhythms is really fascinating. The first half of the paper *The Distance Geometry of Music*, presents the topic without too much math and relates the topic to many examples found in World Music. I used the triad pairs technique, to select pitches for each note in the melody. I took some liberty, deleting some notes, almost at random, to thin out the sequences heard in the B section.