November-December 2022 Tonalibus update

This November-December 2022 Tonalibus update highlights a recent single release, as well as current plans for another album and a concert in spring. Further, it touches on new sound samples, derivative tonalities, blog post alerts, and Tonalibus’ new social media presence on Facebook.

Tonalibus audio releases

On November 28, “Phrygian HU” — a meditative blues was globally released as single on many music platforms (below).

With the relatively rapid increase of personal sound samples over recent months, the next album Tonalibus F & G may be ready for release already in early 2023.

“Phrygian HU” — Phrygian — 8-string guitar, voice, crotales, tanpura — May 2022 — 10:20 — as loop on a separate tab

Tonalibus releases appear globally on many music platforms, including Spotify, Deezer, YouTube Music, Apple Music/iTunes, Amazon, Tidal, KKBox, NetEase, QQ Music/Tencent, Yandex, Anghami, Boomplay, ClaroMusica, iHeartRadio, Joox, Kuack Media, MediaNet, NetEase, Qobuz, Pandora, Saavn, TikTok, Resso and Luna, Triller, Soundtrack by Twitch, etc.

In 2022, just on Spotify, some 90 people in 26 countries listened to Tonalibus releases for an average of over two hours and twenty-two streams each. That is encouraging!

April 23, 2023 Tonalibus concert in Meikirch, Switzerland

Currently a Tonalibus concert is being planned with Ulrico at 5:00 PM on April 23 in Meikirch near Bern. It will be either in the local village church or the Aula of the Gassacker school. Details will follow. You may reserve the date!

Concert sponsor:
of Meikirch, BE.

Personal sounds and playlist updates

November-December 2022 Tonalibus update

Playlist Tonalibus G has grown to 13 pieces, with new:
“Life is great!” — a celebratory meditation — for M
“Conscious derivative” — an island memory
“Gihahatigo Bhairav” — ReachBal contemplation
“Quad Pro square anchored octa Core” — (below)
“HexaNa Gita” — harmonic six-pack
“HeptaNa Gita” — harmonics medley
(available also under sounds of Autumn-Winter 2022)

“Quad Pro square anchored octa Core” — an exploratory journey — OctaCor, Core tonality derivative — 8-string guitar, gongs, harmonium — 9:08 — (loop via right-click, if available)

More derivative tonalities are emerging

The last Tonalibus update presented a first derivative tonality, a term now also in the Glossary:
Derivative tonality not included in the Tonalibus catalogue; slight mutation or challengingly harmonic variety of a catalogued tonality; e.g., HexaBlueUp as slight mutation of BlueUp without 7+, or the various derivatives of Core tonalities.

Six derivative Core tonalities emerged and now complement the corresponding overview visuals (below) but will not further integrate into the Tonalibus catalogue with its 80 tonalities. Derivative Core tonalities include: HexaLocor, Locor, OctaCor, HexaCor, CorMix, and CorMaj / LoloReachLyd. One of these, OctaCor, is the tonality of the above personal sound sample and is unique in that it is the first or so far only octatonality in the Tonalibus framework, i.e. with eight pitches to the octave.

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Cor(e) tonalities and derivatives are a diverse collection of specific hepta-, hexa-, and pentatonalites, plus one octatonality, with a common core. Though only partially or progressively anchored (with the exception of fully anchored BlueMix), they are uniquely anchored in that they contain all four corners of the sound temple. Besides the fundamental or octave, these include the minor third, tritone, and major sixth. Containing all four corners of the sound temple, they tend towards dissolving tonality. Thus they can open up more freedom in experiencing sound and rather unusual harmony.

In addition to the Cor(e) tonalities presented in the Tonalibus catalogue, there are further derivative Cor(e) tonalities, as shown above. These derivatives are more challenging and delicate to use so that their harmonic qualities carry forth. And even then, they are better used but in small dosage.

Finally, the next Tonalibus update will likely touch on several currently emerging TetraNa derivatives beyond the existing TetraNa progression inversions also not further catalogued. A fundamental miracle of harmonic nature comes increasingly into focus: Regressive tonalities tend to invert themselves naturally and all by themselves to their individual progressive twin tonalities.

New subscription option for immediate blog post alerts

November-December 2022 Tonalibus update

Below in the page footer, besides the monthly Tonalibus newsletter subscription option, it is now also possible to subscribe to immediate brief e-mail alerts whenever a new Tonalibus, Spiritualibus, or Fidibus blog post comes online.

Tonalibus social media presence on Facebook

Tonalibus now has a Facebook page as TonalibusUlrico or Ulrico Sacchet (accessible also under the main menu option “Start”) where some but not all Tonalibus, Spiritualibus, and Fidibus blog posts are shared with friends and a few also with the public.

November-December 2022 Tonalibus update conclusion

Life is great. Happy holiday season and a wonderful 2023!

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Old 7-string guitar in the Tonalibus top floor studio flooded by light and sound — July 2022 — Grächwil, Switzerland