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Feb 27, 2020

Microtonal choral music is exciting and intense! Robert Lopez-Hanshaw premiered a piece in 72-tone equal temperament featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, “vokas animo,” which we talk about here! We explore techniques to train the average choir in singing microtones, out of contexts that use...


Feb 26, 2020

In this episode, we explore a brief history of regular temperament theory, and also talk about the basics of microtonal interval construction.

Our Patreon bonus content for this episode features Paul and I going over audio examples of the Porcupine and Miracle examples in Paul’s paper “A Middle Path,” and getting...


Feb 11, 2020

An in-depth look at the usability and selection of tunings in drum and bass music between these three giants! We talk a lot about the writing process and how microtonality has influenced that. What makes somebody want to use a microtonal tuning in their music in the first place, if not for weirdness? What do we think...