Apr 29, 2020
On this episode of Now&Xen, we talk with electronic guru Isaac Schankler about his relationship with microtonality as a composer, reasons to use just intonation or equal temperament, and creative ways to re-tune instruments during performance to mess with expectation. His piece “Alien Warp Etude,” performed by Aaron Kallay, creatively chunks out the 5 + 7 nature of the keyboard with scales a neutral third apart from each other. Be sure to check out the recent album he put out in March to help with the coronavirus, “Songs To Wash Your Hands To!”
Intro: Alien Warp Etude - Isaac Schankler
Rad - Enno Pope
Prologue - Gérard Grisey
Fugitive Objects - Kyle Gann
The Source - Ted Hearne
Ja ṛêvzur (The Moonflower) - Herman Miller
Wash Your Hands - Stephen Weigel
Mystery Curve - An Exciting Event
Microscopic Germs - An Exciting Event/Xenharmonic Praxis
Light and Power (Act II, Scene 4) - Isaac Schankler
Outro: Because Patterns/Deep State - Isaac Schankler
Check out Isaac’s compilation album “Songs to Wash Your Hands To,” and his music!
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