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Now&Xen

May 24, 2021

Check out our latest conversation with the brilliant guitarist Tolgahan Çoğulu, inventor of the LEGO microtonal guitar and automatic microtonal guitar. We dive into how these guitars work, how they could be useful for playing microtones, the inspiration behind these incredible ideas, and the geometry of making frets...


Jan 12, 2021

Hey all! Since Now&Xen is on hiatus, I wanted to give you some content anyway, so here's the last episode we had on as a Patreon exclusive! I may be releasing select Patreon-exclusive episodes during hiatus sometimes.

This wonderful conversation features Subhraag and I talking about Infinitone DMT, an extremely...


Dec 29, 2020

We dissect makam scales with Dr. Eric Ederer, using his fantastic instruments and deep knowledge of theory & praxis. Makam music uses a lot of different parameters to identify itself to its listeners, such as direction (seyir) and where the melody starts. There is a lot of analysis work that can be done in this field,...


Dec 12, 2020

We discuss the origin and style of the polystylistic jazz band Dsilton, as well as the 36-note keyboard that Georg Vogel often plays and the tuning setups. Be sure to look out for Dsilton’s first studio album out sometime in spring or summer 2021! They play a lot of music live that you can see on their YouTube...


Nov 30, 2020

Join us for a conversation with Robin Meiksins, flute performer extraordinaire! She plays lots of new music, and as such is familiar with many contemporary techniques. We discuss favorite tuning systems to play in, ways to achieve microtones on the flute, and how notation can be viewed as “representative” of...