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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...


Jun 12, 2019

How does one win a GRAMMY® award? Which never-before-heard recording of Partch himself will be featured on the group’s upcoming album? What does music for the Harry Partch instruments look like? How on earth do the players tune their instruments? Find out in this witty, riveting episode where we talk with John...