The Climate Since Harry Partch

Gilmore, Bob (2003) The Climate Since Harry Partch. Contemporary Music Review, 22 (1-2). pp. 15-33. ISSN 0749-4467

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This article is one of two commissioned for a special, two-part issue (entitled ‘Microtones and Microtonalities’) of one of the leading journals devoted to the field of contemporary music. (The other article is “‘ Wild Ocean”: An interview with Horatiu Radulescu’, pp.105-122, 10.1080/0749446032000134760). The output cited is a reflection, on the occasion of his centenary, on the legacy of Harry Partch, the American composer, theorist and instrument builder who was the focus of Gilmore’s earlier research. The article was first given in the form of an invited lecture at the microtonal music conference Het Verfijnde Oor at the Conservatorium in Amsterdam in 2002, and subsequently reworked and expanded. The article discusses Partch’s impact on compositional practice in the U.S. and Europe, and is concerned to dispel some myths about his influence in those areas, as well as to discuss in detail the impact of his thinking on contemporary practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1080/0749446032000134724
Additional Information: This article, together with its companion – an extended interview with the Rumanian-French composer Horatiu Radulescu, pioneer in the introduction of spectral techniques in contemporary composition – led to an invitation to present the keynote lecture at UK Microfest 1, a three-day symposium on microtonal music held in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in October 2005.
ISBN: 0749-4467
ISSN: 0749-4467
Depositing User: Ex Falmouth Staff
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2014 13:11
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/475

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