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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...


Nov 12, 2020

Composer Taylor Brook regularly works with Just Intonation, string players, and piano timbres. We discuss some of the notational and compositional challenges of working with Just Intonation, the JACK quartet, comma drift, secrets for hiding dissonance, and writing with microtones.

 

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Intro: Virtutes Occultae...


Oct 31, 2020

Composer-performer Erica dal Bassa is an innovator in electronic and vocal music. We explore varied experimental topics such as bytebeat, singing techniques, narratives, and microtonal effects. One way to explore possibilities of the voice in music is to use resonance to make one’s voice sound either masculine or...