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Now&Xen

Aug 27, 2019

Which household cleaning supply secretly identifies as a Bohlen-Pierce instrument? Find out in this episode!

The annual UnTwelve event brings together microtonal and xenharmonic composers from a variety of different backgrounds. Our discussion focused around theory and practice of each others’ pieces. We also perform...


Aug 12, 2019

Bill Sethares joins us for a conversation about the relationship between timbre and tuning. Research from Kevin Hobby and Bill Sethares shows us how to design strings with arbitrary inharmonic spectra. One use for this technique is to make inharmonic tunings sound consonant. An example of such an instrument is the...