Category Archives: Microtonality

Harry Partch and Conlon Nancarrow Music in Kiel

The lucky opportunity of listening to Harry Partch’s music live was my reason to go to Kiel on 21st February. Festival chiffren – Kieler Tage für neue Musik were inviting ensemble musikFabrik from Köln who last year performed their giant … Continue reading

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La Scena Musicale

The latest issue of “La Scena Musicale”, a big Montreal music magazine, has an article about the Bohlen-Pierce system and the BP clarinet. During one of my stays in Montreal, author Marc Chenard asked me and my colleague Todd Harrop … Continue reading

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Wendy Carlos Scales and the Bohlen-Pierce Clarinet

Some alternative tunings that I like a lot are the Wendy Carlos scales. One of them, called Carlos Alpha, divides the perfect fifth into nine steps. As a result, it has almost just minor and major thirds (312 and 390 … Continue reading

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