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Now&Xen

Jan 24, 2019

Our guest today is Dr. John Chalmers, author of Divisions of the Tetrachord. He shares his experiences and interactions with Harry Partch, Erv Wilson, Ivor Darreg, and other folks working with microtonal and xenharmonic music. We had a good chat about various tuning systems such as tritriadic scales and the merits of...


Dec 20, 2018

In this episode, Stephen and SEVISH talk with Elaine Walker (the brains behind “ZIA”) about her new EP (Four-Momentum) and various equal tunings. Recurring experiential topics include performance, hardware/software, compression/mastering/pop-music, and composing strategies. Elaine also has a lot to say about...


Nov 30, 2018

What instruments are good for playing microtonal music and why? Can synthesizers be a useful tool for exploring xenharmonics? And what microtonal scales would be good for beginners to start experimenting? Other topics include: collecting musical instruments, kalimbas and mavila temperament, how well instruments can keep...