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Microtonality in the Music of Harry Partch and Alex Wand – Alex & Feona

In this podcast, we discuss microtonality in the music of Harry Partch and Alex Wand. Watch to find out more! Find Alex: https://alexwand.bandcamp.com/ https://www.alexwand.com/

Microtonality, a distinctive feature of Harry Partch’s music, revolutionizes the traditional Western tonal system by exploring the intricate nuances between the conventional notes. Partch’s pioneering work in creating his own musical scales and instruments enables him to delve into the realm of microtonal compositions. By incorporating intervals smaller than the standard Western semitone, Partch unlocks a world of harmonic possibilities, evoking rich and complex textures. His unique tunings and scales resonate with a sense of otherworldliness, pushing the boundaries of traditional harmony and melody. Partch’s microtonal music invites listeners to expand their perception of sound and challenges the limitations of Western tonal conventions, ultimately redefining our understanding and appreciation of music itself.


Meet The Instructor

Meet the Instructor! I am teaching remotely and in-person (for some students). If you are interested in lessons, feel free to reach out to me feonalee[at]gmail.com. I am teaching/mentoring people one-on-one in-person and virtually. Anything music-related: piano lessons, music theory, composition, songwriting, improv, etc. Watch video below for more details! 🎼🎹🎤🎬 PS: I’m not taking on very beginner students (I’m mainly looking for students who have had some music experience) ✨🎼 My Credentials/Degrees include: B.A. in Piano Performance (Mills College) M.F.A. in Mixed-Media and Electronic Music (Mills College) M.A. in Composition (UCSC) I am currently working on my Sound Healing Certification (Institute of Sound Healing) I am currently working on my PhD in Composition (UCLA)