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Now&Xen

Jul 31, 2020

Voice expert Amelia Huff and I talk about the harmonic series in an in-depth way! Memes, witchcraft, acoustics, production, human-voice aesthetics, and novendecimal scales are just some of the many topics we cover in this exciting conversation! In her music, Amelia uses the harmonic series in macro-harmonic systems...


Jul 12, 2020

Sintel is a biologist, visual artist, game creator, and multi-instrumentalist who uses a variety of tuning systems in his work. Our stimulating conversation covers topics such as music theory, software friction/workflow, improvisation/self-teaching, psychoacoustics, and the human genome. Sintel is creating several...


Jun 30, 2020

Hidekazu Wakabayashi is a multi-instrumentalist who puts his works on YouTube with lots of incredible visual content! We talk about traditional music, cover songs, brown notes, recycling, the legendary “Iceface tuning” from his dreams, and other instruments. Among those discussed include Tolgahan Çoğulu’s...


Jun 15, 2020

Sevish and Jacob Barton interview Stephen Weigel about his new absurdist postmodern EDM album, one that pushes the envelope with regards to how complexity is perceived and how tuning systems are defined and used. Topics include speaking vs. writing, xenrhythm, the Bandcamp scene, imaginary divisions of the octave, dog...


May 30, 2020

We talk about the microtonal pop duo Syzygys and how they play with Harry Partch’s 43-tone Genesis scale. How do you make music sound interesting when your keyboard has less range than an ocarina? How do you tune a reed organ to 11-limit JI without a computer? Why did György Ligeti almost buy Syzygys’s microtonal...