About MicroFest

Now well into its second decade of celebrating the beauty that lies "between the keys" of the piano, MicroFest is the world's leading concert series devoted to the glorious universe of non-standard tunings. Founded by microtonal guitarist and radio personality John Schneider in 1997, MicroFest has grown to a festival of eight separate events this year at Southern California venues ranging from Venice to Claremont, Orange to Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. MicroFest has included ground-breaking concerts and premieres of works by Ben Johnston, Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, and Harry Partch with new and historical instruments. MicroFest is co-directed by Schneider and composer Bill Alves.

Archive of past press reviews of and features about MicroFest

Archives of past MicroFests

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Special thanks to Beyond Baroque, Chapman College, Garrett Fund of Harvey Mudd College, the Goethe Institute, KPFK, the Pomona College Music Department, and REDCAT for their support of MicroFest 2012.
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