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Now&Xen


Jun 25, 2019

UnTwelve 2018 composition winner Brian Riordan talks about his fascinating use of piano transducers and just intonation in “Recorded Ruins.” Indonesian slendro tunings, human interactions with technology, DIY instrument tricks, and the purpose of notation and microtonality permeate this conversation. Why is real-time processing an essential performance tool for the modern age? How many millions of people saw Mr. Riordan perform in Indonesia? Which two JI notation systems are preferred by modern performers? Find out in this episode!  

Music

Intro: Brian Riordan - Recorded Ruins (from “Recorded Ruins”) [JI]
Matthew Rosenblum - Ostatnia runda [21-note unequal Rosenblum tuning]
Aaron Myers-Brooks - Thicket (from Start-End) [24edo]
Devon Tipp - Reasoning with Windmills (performed by Tolgahan Çoğulu) [JI]
Aaron Myers-Brooks - Wistful and Halting [17edo]
Brian Riordan - Book Burner [JI]
Per Bloland - Negative Mirror II [JI, 12edo]
Harry Partch - The Night of Sorrow (from Seventeen Lyrics of Li Po, Ted Mook and Stephen Kalm) [72edo rendering of Genesis Scale]
Partch’s 1953 introduction to the live broadcast of the premiere [of Plectra & Percussion] on KPFA-FM
How Things Are Made (S4E09 “Envelopes”)
Sam Pluta, Peter Evans, Jim Altieri - fusion (from “sum and difference”)
Stephen Weigel - Twofold Abiogenesis [53edo]
Brian Riordan - Eventually, Reality Settles In (from “Recorded Ruins”) [JI, in principle]
Stephen Weigel - Six Macrotonal Etudes for Electronic Music Media (10 NOTES)  
Dangdut Cowboys - Alamat Palsu
Rhoma Irama - Penasaran
Rhoma Irama & Soneta Grup Bareng Dangdut Cowboys Amerika - Santai
Outro: Brian Riordan - Suburban Camouflage (from “Recorded Ruins”) [JI]

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