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Harry Partch (June 24, 1901 – September 3, 1974) was an American composer. He was one of the first twentieth-century composers to work extensively and systematically with microtonal scales, writing much of his music for instruments he built himself, tuned in 11-limit just intonation. Interested in the potential musicality of speech, Partch worked out his first extended scales to notate the inflections of the speaking voice. He built his adapted viola to demonstrate the concept. He then secured a grant, which… read more

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  • Avatar for KaiBraun
    A mix loosely inspired by Harry Partch: http://www.mixcloud.com/iVVcuts/in-viscera-veritas-vol-ii/
  • Avatar for toztizokzndz
    kind of harry partch inspired, semi-microtonal exotica: http://duke-s.bandcamp.com/
  • Avatar for oaquard
    oo ee oo ee OOOOO eeeee delusion of the fury is nutso
  • Avatar for toztizokzndz
    so did curse ov dialect with more interesting results to my ears.
  • Avatar for adamcooleyisdea
    the first declaime record features madlib sampling partch on every song. to hear these guys rambling about hiphop using insane nonsequiters over top of weird creepy CHROMELODEON loops is just fucking awesome. check it out.
  • Avatar for curseddeath666
    What idols are made of.
  • Avatar for helpful_daemons
    anybody who doesn't feel saved isn't doing it right.
  • Avatar for catholicbird
    Yes.
  • Avatar for hi-may
    "If I were sixteen or seventeen years old and had to listen to that, or read things like that, I would want to give up listening and reading. I would begin thinking up new kinds of sounds, different from any music heard before, and I would be twisting and turning to rid myself of human language." - Lewis Thomas, Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth There are some otherworldly sounds in Delusions of the Fury. Does anyone else feel saved since discovering Harry Partch's work?
  • Avatar for exophora
    "COIL would very much like to see the creation of a newsgroup for minimal musics. (...) Some new so called ambient musics fall between genres and so between newsgroups: some of our own music has certainly been deeply inspired by and informed by such musics,from Partch to Subotnic." - John Balance and Jenni De'Ath

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