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Now&Xen

Nov 12, 2019

On this episode, Amanda Cole and Stephen Weigel discuss beating in sine tones, instrument design, harmonics, and wine glasses used for microtones among other topics!

Music

Intro: Microtallic - Amanda Cole

Cirrus - Amanda Cole

Vibraphone Theories (I) - Amanda Cole

Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases - Alvin...


Nov 12, 2019

Reilly Spitzfaden (they/them) composes music for creatively designed acoustic instruments with a focus on timbre and tone color. In this episode, we discuss microtonality in three of their pieces, and an upcoming fourth piece in 14-tone equal temperament! We also discuss different viewpoints about what makes a tuning...


Oct 31, 2019

Kyle Gann, avid minimalist and former student of Ben Johnston, discusses his new tuning textbook and two of his most influential compositions with Jacob Barton and Stephen Weigel.

Music

Intro: Galactic Jambouree (Hyperchromatica) – Kyle Gann

Charing Cross – Kyle Gann

The Insomnia of Lilacs – Kyle Gann

New Aunts...


Oct 31, 2019

This episode is a tribute to 22-tone equal temperament, since it has been such a special tuning in the microtonal community for quite some time! Yes, “Room Talks” is a parody of the famous “Room Tapes!” Hear Brendan Brynes talk about how he writes, Gareth Hearne talk about theory, Sevish talk about workflow, and...


Sep 30, 2019

Take a soak in the musical seas of Warren Burt, who has been an avid pioneer in microtonality and electronics for nearly half a century! Stories of his personal journey into a passionate curiosity for tuning; discussion of the use of algorithmic processes in composition; ruminations on technology; mysteries of lost...