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Apr 16, 2019

Stephen and Ben discuss interactive technology and the merits of microtonal composition. Within interactive technology comes a host of questions, both about acoustic instruments (will robots be taking over violin players’ jobs?) and synths. Microtonal accidentals, gear, MIDI 2.0, sound masses, and Baroque tunings are...


Apr 12, 2019

Istanbul has a long history and a diverse set of musical cultures, which include Anatolian folk music and Ottoman Turkish urban music. With thousands of guitars in Turkey, it was only a matter of time until somebody found a way to play guitar music in the appropriate local tunings using frets.

Tolgahan Çoğulu shares...


Mar 24, 2019

Bruce Hamilton and Stephen Weigel discuss technology and social gatherings in microtonal music. Workflow with polysystemic tunings and DAW’s is a big topic here - find out what Dr. Hamilton’s favorite DAW is by listening! Other topics covered include university life, putting on events and drawing in listeners,...


Mar 11, 2019

In this episode, Stephen and Sevish discuss performance, teaching, and tuning with Neil Haverstick. Neil Haverstick is an experienced country/blues guitarist and composer who has been performing both 12-equal and microtonal music for many years. Neil considers himself a lifelong student and necessary teacher in the...


Feb 12, 2019

In this episode, Stephen and Sevish discuss microtonal guitar music with Jack Tickner, who is a part of many bands and projects and mods guitars into different frettings (Wollongong, Maybe Pile, and his self-titled music)! Topics include accessibility/production, ear training and perception, auditioning scales in the...