Focusing on Our Architecture

We are all familiar with those program or liner notes that are a step removed from generalized music theory and are about as stimulating to read as a legal brief or a software manual. When I was an adolescent and music was my heartthrob, I just didn’t get how something so sensuous could be intellectualized […]

What role has theory played in your compositions and how important is it for people to know the theory behind the music in order to appreciate it? Julia Werntz

Julia WerntzPhoto by Pandelis Karayorgis Because I write microtonal music and spend a lot of time with other people’s microtonal music, there is a lot to try to figure out—microtonality is still new, even over a hundred years after Julian Carrillo began experimenting with it. So in addition to composing, I’ve written a few articles […]