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Soundtrack to The Donner Party (2008)

Music for the movie yet to be made. The Donner Party set out in June 1846 for California, and encountered terrible hardship along the way. Especially bad was the time between October and January, when they were stuck in many feet of snow in the Sierras. Many died, and some resorted to canibalism to survive.

Music of the Hoh River Valley (2009)

This is a set of pieces evocative of a journey down the Hoh River drainage, from near the peak of Mt. Olympus in the Olympic National Forrest of Western Washington to the Pacific ocean. The river descends 56 miles through glaciers, rocks and then a temperate rain forest. The Hoh River Valley is very wet; it is perhaps the wettest spot in the 48 contiguous states. The glaciers of Mt. Olympus receive about 100 feet of snow a year, and the lower forests of the valley get 240 inches of rain every year. The pieces were all generated on my computer using Csound as a sampler based synthesizer. The samples are from the McGill University Master Samples CD ROM and some environmental sounds. They were written in February 2009 as part of the RPM Challenge.

Microtonal Music for RPM Challenge 2012 (2012)

Music for Alto Flute, Clarinet, Finger Piano, Balloon Drums, Tube Drums, and Strings of various types. All in 72 EDO tuning.

Summer (2017)

Summer in the Washington Cascade brings many wonderful wildflowers. This is an album of songs celebrating my favorites: Erigeron, Fragaria, Epilobium, Castilleja, Lupin, Solidago, & Clover.

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The Microtonal Music of Prent Rodgers

BIOGRAPHY

Microtonal music based on 53 & 72 tones to the octave equal temperament. Music is generated from samples using Csound.

BAND MEMBERS
Prent Rodgers on the Thinkpad

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009,2012,2017

GENRES
Classical,Modern Composition,Classical Crossover

OTHER BAND SITES
http://bumpermusic.blogspot.com


Completed Albums

Soundtrack to The Donner Party(2008)

Music for the movie yet to be made. The Donner Party set out in June 1846 for California, and encountered terrible hardship along the way. Especially bad was the time between October and January, when they were stuck in many feet of snow in the Sierras. Many died, and some resorted to canibalism to survive.


Journey
Wagon Train Hoedown
Hastings Cutoff
Echo Canyon
Into the Desert
Journey take 2
Wagon Train Hoedown take 2
Hastings Cutoff take 2
Echo Canyon take 2
Into the Desert take 2

Music of the Hoh River Valley(2009)

This is a set of pieces evocative of a journey down the Hoh River drainage, from near the peak of Mt. Olympus in the Olympic National Forrest of Western Washington to the Pacific ocean. The river descends 56 miles through glaciers, rocks and then a temperate rain forest. The Hoh River Valley is very wet; it is perhaps the wettest spot in the 48 contiguous states. The glaciers of Mt. Olympus receive about 100 feet of snow a year, and the lower forests of the valley get 240 inches of rain every year. The pieces were all generated on my computer using Csound as a sampler based synthesizer. The samples are from the McGill University Master Samples CD ROM and some environmental sounds. They were written in February 2009 as part of the RPM Challenge.


Approaching the Bergschrund at Night   Download
Walking Down the Blue Glacier   Download
At the Terminus of the Blue   Download
The Rocks of Glacier Creek   (preferred)   Download
Elk Lake Dancing   Download

Microtonal Music for RPM Challenge 2012(2012)

Music for Alto Flute, Clarinet, Finger Piano, Balloon Drums, Tube Drums, and Strings of various types. All in 72 EDO tuning.


Serenade for Alto Flute   Download
Drums in 12/8 #8   Download
Strings in 9/8 #12   Download
Serenade for Alto Flute   (preferred)   Download

Summer(2017)

Summer in the Washington Cascade brings many wonderful wildflowers. This is an album of songs celebrating my favorites: Erigeron, Fragaria, Epilobium, Castilleja, Lupin, Solidago, & Clover.


Clover - Like Wind #12   (preferred)   Download
Alpine Daisies - Roof of Wind #45   Download
Epilobium - Inviolate Sand #11   Download
Fragaria - Philosophers #17   Download
Castilleja - Deep Water #19   Download
Solidago - and Fools #9   Download
Lupin - Like Trees #20   Download