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Now&Xen

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...


Jan 29, 2020

This episode is an invigorating, aurally demonstrative conversation that took place in Portland, Oregon between Kite, Aaron, and Spencer in September 2019. It’s about the guitar Kite invented that uses every other note of 41edo. Music theory nerds will greatly enjoy this episode!

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Jan 17, 2020

Löis Lancaster is a microtonal performer and composer from Brazil who writes things in Bohlen-Pierce (and other tuning systems) all the time using Bohlen-Pierce guitar, bass, singers, and synths! He joins us on Now&Xen to talk about his influences, writing techniques, aesthetic ideas, and image.

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Dec 31, 2019

Join us for a walk in the woods with renowned composer Toby Twining as we discuss his monumental choral work, the Chrysalid Requiem. Our topics include spiraling notation, Ben Johnston, the New York scene, pragmatic approaches for performance, Dies irae, juvenilia, guide tracks, technology, and accessibility. Our first...


Dec 30, 2019

Glacier 2.0 is opera for the future - a polysystemic array of multimedia influenced by jazz, improvisation, and shown on a visual score for all to see. For extra material, check out this episode on our YouTube channel, which shows the parts of the score lining up with excerpts that are played. What a brilliant gathering...