BETWEEN U S: A HyperHistory of American Microtonalists
Twelve-tone equal temperament, as this common tuning is called, is a 20th-century phenomenon, a blandly homogenous tuning increasingly imposed on all the world’s musics in the name of scientific progress. In short, twelve-tone equal temperament is to tuning what the McDonald’s hamburger is to food.
What is your favorite tuning system? Why?
Johnny Reinhard“What is the virtue of sticking to any single system of tuning? Why a system, and not an approach, or multi-systems?…”
Joe Monzo“The desire to simplify Partch’s numerical (ratio-based) notation led to me create harmonic …