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Mar 27, 2020

We talk with multimedia composer Hunter Ewen about what it’s like to be alive in the 21st century. Microtonality has lots of potential to be used as a temporal flag, to highlight a sense of off-ness, and to expand the sonic world which we inhabit. We also answer questions such as: how does the presentation of music,...


Mar 22, 2020

Join us for an exciting episode with the founder of UnTwelve, Aaron Krister Johnson! We talk about why Facebook sucks, early music, methods of music composition, and computers/artificial intelligence. We also figure out Aaron’s secret identity in ambient music…

 

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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...