MicroFest 2019
Other Worlds

Welcome to the 22nd MicroFest, Southern California’s annual celebration of the “notes-between-the-notes,” as we explore sounds from other worlds.

  • GO TO HELL in the premiere performance of Christopher Adler’s Aeneas in the Underworld for narrator, 2 guitars & string quartet
  •  Immerse yourself in the amazing Looking Glass keyboard of Aron Kallay where Up is Down, Right is Left, and nothing is what it seems when he goes Beyond 12
  • Experience Music from the OTHER Wakanda made by one-of-a-kind, custom made, microtonal instruments like the Quartz Crystal Vibes, the Wilson Microzone, the Ubertar, and the Transcendello in pre-recorded afro-classical 5.1 surround sound in the Glendale Planeterium
  • Two CD release parties! Stand onstage with Grammy-winning PARTCH Ensemble as they play excerpts from their new album Sonata Dementia, or enjoy MicroFest Records’ live performances of New Releases/Sneak Previews/Greatest Hits by the world class musicians that recorded them at the indispensable New Music venue Tuesdays @ Monk Space
  • Exquisite masterworks by two Deans of Microtonal music — Ben Johnston’s string music at Pasadena’s Boston Court, and Lou Harrison’s American Gamelan music in Claremont