Category Archives: tuning

MicroBlues

For a mini-vacation my partner and I went to Amsterdam and heard our colleague Melle Weijters in recital. He’s a fantastic guitarist and specializes in microtonal instruments, and on Sunday he played his 31-tone guitar with the 31-tone organ—handled by … Continue reading

Posted in Music, tuning | Leave a comment

Spectropol Records

Many thanks to Bruce Hamilton for including one of my works on this album! I am happy to be heard amongst my colleagues. “Possible Worlds Volume Two continues Spectropol’s showcase of contemporary microtonal/xenharmonic music and sound art from around the … Continue reading

Posted in Music, tuning | Leave a comment

Bayreuth Composers’ Commune

I travelled down to Bavaria last August to participate in the inaugural Composers’ Commune, a new initiative of the venerable Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth. The host organisation has always had a political mandate to bring artists from the ‘east’ and … Continue reading

Posted in instrument building, Music, tuning | Leave a comment

Euro MicroFest 2013 – Köln

I have returned to Germany, for the long-term, and my first professional activity was to participate in a microtonal conference in Cologne at the Kunsthochschule für Medien (Arts Academy for Media). The first day featured a musical workshop for participants … Continue reading

Posted in Bohlen-Pierce, instrument building, Music, tuning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

(DA)(NE)S Music Cycle, Slovenia

__I recently played a set of improvised electronic music in a microtonal festival in Maribor, Slovenia. Artistic director Cameron Brobo invited me to share the stage with Asja Grauf and company. __Their performance was a riveting mix of flute and … Continue reading

Posted in Bohlen-Pierce, Music, tuning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Carlos alpha on B-P clarinet

Before losing my laptop last week I had begun some comparisions of scales which I’ve wanted to share, so tonight I will attempt to write something using an app on my cheap little smartphone running Android 2.2. I had an … Continue reading

Posted in Bohlen-Pierce, Music, tuning | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bohlen-Pierce Kalimba – Part 3

__Last January I was composing a work in Bohlen-Pierce tuning for clarinet and kalimba. The scale was derived from the only notes available on the kalimba, and from those I found a system of chords that I liked. These topics … Continue reading

Posted in Bohlen-Pierce, Music, percussion, tuning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment