Text and Tuning: Accordant Commons at Automata

Text and Tuning: Accordant Commons at Automata

By Argenta Walther On May 7th, MicroFest will present the vocal music group Accordant Commons, performing a diverse array of microtonal vocal works by Daniel Corral, Nomi Epstein, Evan Johnson and Leah Reid. What Draws Us to Microtonality: We feel that the voice is...
Genesis of an Eroica

Genesis of an Eroica

by Chris Banta How the original Marimba Eroica began: Back in the 1950’s, composer, Harry Partch, a philosophic music man seduced into carpentry, designed and built musical instruments to fit his special micro-tonal scales. To accommodate the lower region of the...
Massed Microtonal Guitars!

Massed Microtonal Guitars!

By Felix Salazar is a chamber group of eight electric guitarists dedicated to revitalizing chamber music for a new generation of listeners. The octet’s repertoire spans the late Renaissance to the present day, ranging from the polychoral music of Giovanni Gabrieli to...
The Semaphores send Morse-code

The Semaphores send Morse-code

by Wolfgang von Schweinitz (MicroFest will feature soprano Rebecca Tomlinson giving the American premiere of Wolfgang von Schweinitz’s “O-Ton “Automne” – Linguistikherbst” on our April 11th concert at the Russian Hall. Click here for more information –...

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