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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 keyboard? Find out in this episode!

 

Music

Intro: D.P.O. - Syzygys 

Bewitched - Harry Partch

And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma - Harry Partch

Syzygy Moon - Syzygys

Classical dan bau - Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Ensemble (Ha noi, Vietnam 2011)

Dost Dost Diye Hayalına Yeldiğim - Aşık Veysel

Fonce 13 - Syzygys

Fauna Grotesque - Syzygys

Spatial Harmonics - Dolores Catherino

Outro: Furacoco - Syzygys

 

Links

Syzygys website 

http://www.syzygys.jp/e_pages/index.html

Hitomi Shimizu website 

https://ginkakujipiano.jimdofree.com/

Bandcamp 

https://hitomishimizu.bandcamp.com/

43-tone organ on you tube

https://youtu.be/-Sx5nSfMErg

Otona CD ( You can buy CD from Syzygys website when international mail service resumes)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BQUKO22

Complete Studio Recordings  

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00007J4S0

Eyes On Green - Live At Tokyo Inkstick https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005Q6NB

 

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