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At 13:02 4/30/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Did you talk to Lou Harrison? How is he doing?
In passing yes.. I am new to this area, so I basically smiled and said,
"hello". He seems to be doing well for being 84 or 85. It was interesting
weekend; Harrison had a good key note address. Sadly, a younger generation
was not present. It seems most people actively working in the microtonal
arena are 35+ though that is of course not the rule (it seems like that on
the tuning list and from the conference participants). Learning about that
side of music history really seems to unify and complement the electronic
Actually it was quite funny. Erv Wilson put on a CD behind his talk and
second it came on my ears picked up... "Hey, wait a second: this is dance
music if you put a 4/4 beat behind it..." I mentioned that to someone
his talk and they looked at my funny. I asked Erv about it and he sent me
to Perfect Buzz (http://www.marcussatellite.com/). I got in touch with
Marcus and we had a good laugh... ;)
>This may indeed be the "first microtonal conference," though there was an
>annual instrument builders' conference at UCSD in the late '70s. Many
>microtonalists participated, including a number of Harry Patch colleagues
I have heard there was an 8 day festival in New York during the '80s.
Say, I just came across a small quote from you in Joel Chadabe's Electric
Sound. Heh heh.. It is funny as when I read it I thought, "hey, I know
that guy: he is a looper!" ;)
"Spiritual renewal through music for those outside the heard."