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Parsing the Circle - The Qualities of Seven

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This video represents a moment in time. It is part of an ongoing exploration by the guitarists of Seattle Circle. Working with "circulation" techniques developed over a period of more than 30 years, they use the geometry of the circle to reveal the nature and qualities of numbers within a harmonic context.

In this video the guitarists are looking into the particular qualities of seven. Each player has an assigned note within the C Harmonic Minor scale. Moving through the scale/circle in seconds, thirds, fourths, and so on, something of the nature of seven is revealed.

Using software developed by Travis Metcalf, they are able to demonstrate the geometry of these relationships in a graphic way. Part of the aim of this project is to find ways to integrate this technology into live performance.

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