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Hybrid temperaments and structural harmony: a personal history

Fox, Christopher (2003) Hybrid temperaments and structural harmony: a personal history. Contemporary Music Review, 22 (1-2). pp. 123-139. ISSN 07494467

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Abstract

This article traces the development of the use of microtones within the music I have written between 1983 and 2003. It acknowledges the influence on that music of a number of composers, in particular Giacinto Scelsi, John Cage and James Tenney. Contrasts are drawn between those works that exclusively employ microtonal equal temperaments, either quarter-tonal or sixth-tonal, and those that adopt a more hybrid approach, combining a number of different tuning systems. In conclusion, there is a discussion of the compositional use and potential of the harmoniad, which has featured in a number of recent works

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2008 10:39
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2008 10:39
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/1674

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