Ivor Darreg (microtonal composer)

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http://www.furious.com/perfect/xenharmonics.html

http://www.worldharmonyproject.com/instruments_of_ivor_darreg.htm

These ought to clean your ears out:





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fenderlead

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I would think that this is right up the alley of "Harmonic Experience" (see numerous threads in the playing and technique section) type of people, but it just sounds like someone playing out of tune to me or a horror movie soundtrack.
 

huw

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I like the first one, and the third, but the second one didn't really move me at all.

Interesting stuff - I don't think I've heard his music before.
 
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I like the first one, and the third, but the second one didn't really move me at all.

Interesting stuff - I don't think I've heard his music before.


Agreed, regarding the first and third being the better pieces.

Apparently, he built coursed instruments where the extra strings in the courses were not just octaves, but outer partials in the harmonif series. One such instrument may be in use on the second piece, not sure.
 
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He was a contemporary of Harry Partch and just as much of a genius. Dunno why he didn't earn a greater place in music history. I suppose some would argue Partch wrote better compositions and/or was a better self-marketer.
 

dsimon665

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I've seen some of his stuff on youtube before...
I think some Gamelan are tuned 9tet.
But I'm really interested in those monochords...cool for experimenting.

22-shruti monochord:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQjWyBvLfqM

I think when you go down this route you get interested in instrument building.
Like Partch...check out this vid from microtonal guitarist John Schneider on some of Partch's insturments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K28lS7Oa1o

Here's a vid of the inventor of the melodyne software, showing some of his monocords (at 4:25 and 8:40)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u573PyXo-pY


22edo demonstration and explanation of intervals you might not be used to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHHv3mwJTlg
 
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dsimon665

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I also like those articles you posted...especially relevant is this quote:
you only become aware of your environment after leaving it and then returning to it- or to use McLuhan's bon mot, "the fish is not aware of the water."
 




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