This list contains microtonal/xenharmonic/non-12 music on CD
only and no works in 12-note just intonation, 12-note in historical
temperaments or ethnic traditional music. Xenharmonic is a term invented
by Ivor Darreg
for musical phenomena that sound different from having 12 tones in an octave,
and derives from the Greek xenos = strange, foreign. The term
e.t. stands for equal temperament or equal tuning.
Links to homepages of composers and groups are included. When there is more
than one link to the same person, it refers to a different page.
In 1999 the CD 50 jaar Stichting Huygens-Fokker was brought out.
You can order it here.
Mary Beth Ackerley: "Intervals of Motion",
electronic music. Galaxia Studios, 2002.
Bill Alves: "The Terrain of
Possibilities". With computer transformations of vocal and instrumental
sounds. Uses different tunings and JI. eMUSIC, 1998. EM101
Aphex Twin: "Selected Ambient Works Volume II".
Ambient electronic music by Richard D. James, Warp Records, 1994. WARP CD 21
Jon Appleton: "Degitaru Ongaku" for Synclavier. An astonishing section in which he plays an
ostinato while slowly changing the value of the octave from less than 2 to
greater than 3. CDCM Computer Music Series vol. 6, 1991. Centaur Records CRC 2052
Jon Appleton: "Eros Ex Machina". Uses the Bohlen-Pierce
13th root of 3 (8.202 tones/octave) scale on Synclavier. On the CD accompanying the
Max Mathews New Directions in Computer Music book. On the same CD, very
short pieces of Alyson Reeves: "Minuet" and "Canon 4" also using the
Bohlen-Pierce scale. MIT Press, 1991. MATCCD 0-262-63121-0
Phillip Arnautoff: "Soliloquy: A Ritual of Communion with Vibrating Strings"
(1998-1999) performed by the composer on Harry Partch's harmonic canon. Periplum, P 0090
Bachir Attar with Elliott Sharp: "In New York". Bachir Attar: rhaita, guimbri, flute,
voice; Jane Tomkiewicz: bendir; Elliott Sharp: guitar, bass, drum programming.
Uses quarter tones. Enemy Productions, 1994. EMCD 114
Henk Badings: "Capriccio for violin and two soundtracks"
(1959). In 31 tone e.t. Performed by Joke Vermeulen, violin. On More Electronic Music by Badings,
double CD, Basta Music, 2009. Basta 3091 722
Christopher Bailey: Music for Piano.
Contains "Balladei" (2005) for piano and tape, with the tape part in 31-tone and 17-tone
e.t. Performed by Shiau-Uen Ding, piano. Electric Music Collective, 2007.
Christopher Bailey: "Ooogaah: Dungeony Specimen Spaceship" (1999) for electronic sounds
with techniques from the spectral school and Just Intonation school.
On the CD "Defiant" by Electric Music Collective. Electric Music Collective, 2004.
"Un Délire de Dédales" (2000), symphonic concert for flute and orchestra opus
49/4. Uses quarter-tones. On the CD "Claude Ballif - L'Oeuvre pour flûte (intégrale)",
performed by José Garcia Guerrero, flute and the Orchestre Symphonique Simon
Bolivar, cond. Manuel Hernandez Silva. Abeille Musique AMCD 2003
Alain Bancquart: "Le Livre
du Labyrinthe" (1995), performed by Nicholas Isherwood, bass and Ensemble Vox
Nova cond. Alain Bancquart. Text by Marie-Claire Bancquart. The instrumental
ensemble is comprised of leading European musicians and additionally uses
pianos in quarter- and sixteenth tones, electric guitar, viola d'amore, harp,
percussion, celli and magnetic tape. Contains "Prologue", "Icare", "Labyrinthe
/ miroir", "Solitude de Minotaure", "Meurtre" and "Epilogue". Uses quarter and
sixteenth tones. Double CD, Mode Records, 2003. Mode 120/121
Alain Bancquart: "De l'étrange circulation de la sève" (1990), performed by
Orchestre Français de Flûtes cond. Pierre-Yves Artaud and Christian Rivet, solo
guitar. On the same CD "Chant des Aires" by Alain Louvier, also for microtonal
flutes. Adda, 1992. Adda 581257 or Musidisc 243522
Alain Bancquart: "Sonate pour flûte", performed by Pierre-Yves Artaud, flute.
On CD with recital by Pierre-Yves Artaud and Bérengère Michaud with pieces by
Luca Francesconi, Betsy Jolas, Goffredo Petrassi, Eric Tanguy, Joji Yuasa,
Maurice Ohana, Paul Méfano and Bruno Maderna. 2e2m collection 1004.
Alain Bancquart: "Grande Mélodie" (1988), performed by Pierre-Yves Artaud,
flute. Adda 240092
Michel Barbaud & Sten Höstfält. "Karwan-Tura Leri Live in Paris", microtonal jazz, g-wOw, 2005, g-wOw 1216
Clarence Barlow: "OTOdeBLU" (1990)
in 17-tone e.t. for 2 player piano/piano 4 hands. In celebration of John
Pierce's 80th birthday. On the Computer Music Journal's Sound Anthology CD,
1995, with CMJ vol. 19.
Clarence Barlow: "Çogluotobüsisletmesi" for four piano's (1978). Uses
quartertones. On "Klarenz Barlow Clavier Works". Performed by Herman Kretzchmar, piano;
Klarenz Barlow, player piano/Klavierquartett. Cybele Records, 2008. Multichannel Super Audio CD 960.308
Sergio Barroso: "Canzona" (1988),
"Sonatada" (1992) and "Crónicas de Ultrasueño" (1992), on the CD "Délirantes".
Electronic and elctroacoustic music using microtones in the range from
quarter-tones to one-thirty second tones. Double CD, empreintes DIGITALes,
Diffusion i Média, 1996. IMED 9628/29
Bartlett: "Pythagoras' Ghost" (1990). Music for instruments and
electronics. The title-piece is for four electronic wind instruments in varying
scales. "The Nautical Almanac" (1975) combines repetitive phrases over an
ostinato for piano, percussion and cello. The third piece "The Arrival of Sir
John Franklin in Paradise" (1988) is for voice and electronics and also uses an
intricate system of scales. The Western Front, 1993. Front Records 001. Also
obtainable from Frog Peak Music.
Martin Bartlett: Burning Water. With compositions "Hexachords" (1984), performed with Peter Hannan
(recorder) and a Buchla 400 computer-controlled synthesizer; "États" (1987),
performed with George Lewis (trombone), Atari computer, and Yamaha FB-01
synthesizers; "Burning Water" (1979), performed by Martin Bartlett with a Kim-1
computer, Black Box, and Buchla 200 modules. Periplum, P 0020
"Chamber Bowling". MP3.com CD, 2001
& Peter Kowald: "Open Secrets". Carlos Bechegas plays flute using extended
techniques and Peter Kowald double bass. FMP Forward Rec no.1, 2001.
Events". Ben Neill
plays mutantrumpet and
interacts with Behrman's electronics in an exploration of different tunings and
processes. The music is so harmonic that when microtonal inflections occur, as
in "Witch Grass", they're really noticed. In "Refractive Light", retunings of
the electronics are calculated on the fly in response to pitches the performer
plays. Experimental Intermedia, XI 105
"Antara" (1987). Created at IRCAM as a commission for the tenth anniversary of the
institute in 1987. The name is the Inca name for panpipe. Scored for 2 flutes,
4X computer, 2 trombones, 2 percussionists and 8 strings. The computer contains
samples of a Peruvian antara. Microtones are exploited throughout the score.
Other works on the CD by Pierre Boulez and Jonathan Harvey. Nimbus, 1989.
Jan Beran: "Cirri" (1987-1990). Various pieces evolved from improvisations
which make use of 36 tones/octave. Centaur Records, 1991. CRC 2100
John Bischoff: "Next Tone, Please" on
A 31-tone algorithmically harmonized stochastic melody. By one of the
principals of The League of Automatic Composers. Artifact Recordings, 1989.
"Twelve Microtonal Etudes for Electronic Music Media" op. 28 (1979-1980),
"Fanfare in 19-note Equal Tuning" op. 28a (1981) and "Suite for Guitar in
15-note Equal Tuning" op. 33. The Etudes and Fanfare are played on the
Polyfusion synthesizer. This is very attractive music. Cedille Records,
1994. CDR 90000 018
Peter Blasser: "Elyria Lights".
All music in 22 tone equal temperament, and stylistically a blend of country,
electronic, and rock. Peter Blasser, 2000.
Richard Boulanger: Movement 2 from "Temporal Silence". 60-Tone
synthesizer sounds overlaid with computer-processed clarinet sounds.
From the CD "Neuma Electro-Acoustic Music Vol. 1" from Neuma Records.
Richard Boulanger: "Solemn Song for Evening" for soprano and Max Mathews'
Radio Baton. On "The Virtuoso in the Computer Age - V". CDCM Computer Music
Series vol. 15. Centaur Records, CRC 2190. On the same CD:
"A Wild and Reckless Place" by Ami Radunskaya, see below.
Donald Bousted: "A journey among travellers". A 26 minute quarter-tonal piece
for two alto recorders. Ensemble QTR,
Kathryn Bennetts and Peter Bowman, recorder. QTR Recordings, 1998. CD07-98
Glenn Branca: Symphony No.3
(Gloria)". Uses the first 127 intervals in the harmonic series. Atavistic,
1993. Atavistic 3781 8-2
Glenn Branca: "Symphony No.6 (Devil Choirs at the Gates of Heaven)". Atavistic,
1994. Atavistic 3781 10-2. Also: Torso Records CD 121
Glenn Branca: "Symphony No.9 (L'eve Future)". Point Music, 1995.
Martin Bresnick: "Just Time" (1985) for woodwind quintet, performed by the
New York Woodwind Quintet. With other music by Mel Powell, Ronald Roseman and
Ralph Shapey. New World Records NEW 80413-2
Ed Broms: "Broms". Arc Productions
Ton Bruynèl: "Brouillard" (1994) for piano
and tape. On "Looking Ears III" Donemus, 1996. Donemus CD NEAR 01
Scott Bruzenak: "Googleplex",
electronic music in 19-tone, 60-tone e.t. and other tunings by the band
Astroid Power-Up!, CD Baby, 2004.
"Three Inverse Genera". Uses 19-note giant Just Intonation tuning forks. On
the CD "Austral Voices - New music from Australia", New Albion NA028. Contains also: "Songs of the Wind"
by Sarah Hopkins, using a long whirling plastic hose and "Genesis" by Ros
Bandt using an Arabic meantone scale on psaltery. Other works for
telegraph wires, cello, synthesizer and ruined piano.
Warren Burt: "39 Dissonant Etudes" (1993). Microtonal compositions for digital piano sounds of 90
seconds each in every equal temperament from 5 through 43 tones per octave.
Tall Poppies Records, 1998. Tall Poppies #93
Warren Burt: "La Strega
Bianca Della Luna II". Electronic music, a sensuous drone of multiple
superimposed equal temperaments that pulse. On "Sonic Circuits VI",
Innova Recordings 115
Warren Burt: "Microtonal Fake Chamber Music 1993-1997". Compositions in
various tunings like 19-, 14-, 33-tone e.t. and random scales. Warren Burt, 2000.
Warren Burt: "Music for tuning forks". Contains "Improvisation in Two Ancient
Greek Modes" (1987), "Voices, Tuning Forks and Accordion" (1986) and
"Almond Bread Harmonies II" (1985).
Performed by Warren Burt, Ernie Althoff and Anja Tait, tuning forks, the Astra
Choir and Catherine Schieve, microtonal accordion. Warren Burt, 2000.
Warren Burt: "Music for Microtonal Piano Sounds (1992-98)". Music for computer,
synthesizer and MIDI controller. Contains "3-One-Way Journeys & We Haven't
even yet BEGUN to Emancipate the Dissonance!" (1992), "39 Dissonant Etudes" (1993), "THIS
Harmony for Forty Minutes" (1994), "A Book of Symmetries for Loretta Goldberg" (1995),
"'Fugue', Prelude and Three Cat Laxative Sonatas" (1995-96), "11/13 on 13/11 &
Westlandgracht" (1996), "Twenty Dekanies" (1998), "Bunjil's Soft Journey Through Two
Hebdomekontanies" (1998). 6 CD, Warren Burt, 2000.
Warren Burt: "Harmonic Colour Fields", a collection of 1996 - 1997 computer compositions:
"Portrait of Erv Wilson", "Portrait of John Chalmers", "Adjacencies (a Drone on Breaking my Kneecap)",
"11:21:23" (a Drone on Mom and Felix's Birthdays) and "48=>53; 53=>48".
Pogus Productions, 2003. Pogus P21028-2
Warren Burt: "Pythagoras' Babylonian Bathtub (or, climbing around the branches of
the scale tree)". Live improvisational performance for 3 laptops, 3 synthesizers,
4 loudspeakers, 48 oscillators and 167 scales. Double CD, Warren Burt, 2003.
Warren Burt: "A Post-Modern Object-Oriented Chaotic Cellular Microtonal Teledildonic
Virtual Simulacra! (Buzzwords (that might have gotten you tenure) for sampled
orchestra)", no. 16 from "Some Kind of Seasoning" (1991).
On "Apollo and Marsyas, an anthology of new music concerts, Het Apollohuis 1980-1997",
Het Apollohuis, 2002. ACD 090218
John Cage: "Atlas Eclipticalis" (1961-62). Played by The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble
conducted by Petr Kotik and Joseph Kubera, piano. Wergo WER 6216-2
The instrumental parts for flute played by Eberhard Blum on piccolo, flute and
alto flute. Hat Hut Records, 1992. hat ART CD 6111
John Cage: "Études Boréales" (1978). Four etudes for solo cello. (with "Dip in the Lake", Lecture",
"Solo for Cello", "26'1.1499") Played by Frances-Marie
Uitti. Etcetera, KTC 2016
John Cage: "Ryoanji" (1985) and "Ten" (1991). Played by the Ives Ensemble (with
"Fourteen"). Hat Hut Records, 1994. hat ART CD 6159
"Ryoanji" for trombone and percussion played by Roland Dahinden and
Hildegard Kleeb (with "Two", "Dream" and "Prelude for meditation").
hat ART CD 6129
Played by James Fulkerson on trombone and Frank Denyer (with "TWO5" and "Solo
for sliding trombone"). Etcetera, KTC 1137
John Cage: Violin Music. Paul Zukofsky plays Cage's "Chorals" (from "Solos for
Voice"), "Cheap Imitation" (1969), and "Freeman Etudes I-VIII" (1980 & 1990).
In "Chorals", perhaps Cage's most intensely microtonal piece, Zukofsky shows
just how finely pitches can be played. This version of "Cheap Imitation",
composed in consultation with Zukofsky, uses a multi-modal Pythagorean tuning.
And the "Freeman Etudes" might qualify as the most difficult violin music ever
John Cage: "Two4" (1991) for violin and sho. Performed by Irvine Arditti and
Maumi Miyata. Mode Records, Mode 160
"Beauty in the
Beast". One of the best electronic non-12 CDs ever. Includes "Just
Imaginings" in which Carlos modulates through 12 successive just keys. The
title piece is in her Alpha and Beta tuning, another piece in Gamelan tuning
and ones using a harmonic scale. Passport Records, Inc., 1986. SYNCD 200
Now back in print: ESD, 2000. ESD 81552
Wendy Carlos: "Afterlife" on "Tales of Heaven and Hell".
Electronic music with themes in 15-tone e.t. ESD, 1998. ESD 81352
Charles Carpenter: "Frog à la Pêche". High energy progressive rock based music with similarities to King
Crimson on synthesizer/samplers using the Bohlen-Pierce scale. Caterwaul
Records, 1994. CAT8221
Charles Carpenter: "Splat". Incorporating freely jazz, avant-garde and even
classical elements, explores the new territory of Bohlen-Pierce with a
refreshing lack of scruples. Caterwaul Records, 1996. 1232MK-2
Música de Julián Carrillo. Contains "Sinfonía No. 1 en Re Mayor", "Preludio a
Colón", "Horizontes", "Sexteto para Cuerdas", "Meditación", "En Secreto" and
"Balbuceos". Recorded in Paris between 1961 and 1965. Orchestre des Concerts
Lamoureux, cond. Julián Carrillo. Sony Music Entertaiment de México, 1997.
Double CD, CDEC2 486131
Julián Carrillo: Seis casi-sonatas en cuartos de tono para violoncello solo.
Performed by Jimena Giménez Cacho, cello. Quindecim Recordings, 2007. Double CD, QP182
Jon Catler Group: "Jesus Got a Gun". Rock music with just intonation fretted
and fretless guitar and bass. Direct Disc, 1995. DD0001
The Catler Brothers:
"Crash Landing". 10 Songs in
49-note per octave just intonation. FreeNote Records, 1997.
Jon Catler and Meredith Borden:
"Birdhouse". Birdhouse has taken
actual microtonal transcriptions of birdsong, as well as songs inspired by
birds and expressed them through an extended 13-limit system of Just
Intonation. It joins the unique talents of innovative guitarist and composer,
Jon Catler and coloratura songstress, Meredith Borden. This CD creates an
aviary of sound, highlighting the special talents of multi-instrumentalist Brad
Catler on percussion and fretless bass, flutist Andrew Bolotowsky, and drummer
Jonathan Kane; furthermore, on its classic peace anthem "Bird of Pray",
Birdhouse introduces a microtonal choir featuring the voices of Carla Buffa,
Paul Matsumoto and Joseph Liebhart. FreeNote Records, 1998.
Jon Catler: "Evolution for Electric
Guitar and Orchestra". A four movement symphonic work performed in 62-tone
just intonation, conducted by Joel Thome. Instrumentation: 2 just intonation
guitars, 2 violins, viola, cello, upright bass, electric JI bass, percussion
and 2 vocalists all in 13-limit harmonic series tuning. Freenote Records, 2001.
Jon Catler: "Jon Catler.
With "La Religion est une Salope", "Sleeping Beauty", "Planet Slicer I & II",
"Timepeace", "Joint" and "Evolution". Performed by Jon Catler acoustic and electric guitars;
American Festival of Microtonal Music Ensemble and Orchestra, Paolo Bellomia cond.;
Danice Gomien and Walter Moore, vocals; Johnny Reinhard, bassoon; Bradford
Catler and Hansford Rowe, electric fretless bass; Mike Cullens, Bill Bryant
and Bob Muller, drums; Dave Eggar, cello and Guy Tyler, double bass.
American Festival of Microtonal Music, 2006. Pitch P-200206
String Quartets no. 1-3, String sextet after Hölderlin. Performed by the
Arditti Quartet. WDR/CPO LC 8492
Charming Hostess: "Eat". The Hostesses focus on the power of the voice and a
radical approach to harmony, microtonality and multi-layering. Strong leanings
to various folk and experimental rock traditions. Vaccination VAC016
John Chowning: "Stria" (1977). Computer music in 13-tone per 1206 cents octave
or you can think of it as the Golden Section divided into 9 equal parts. On
"John Chowning: Music with Computers", Wergo, 1988. WER 2012-50
Gloria Coates: "Symphony No. 2" (1974/1988) performed by the Stuttgart Philharmonic, cond.
Hauschild, "Homage to Van Gogh" (1993) performed by Musica Viva Dresden, cond.
Wirrmann, "Fragment from Leonardo's Notebooks" (1976-1984) performed by Youth
Festival Orchestra Bayreuth, cond. Kuntzsch, "Time Frozen" (1995) performed by
Das Neue Werk Hamburg, cond. Cichewiecz. CPO 999590-2
Gloria Coates: "Symphony No. 4" (1984/1990) performed by the Stuttgart Philharmonic, cond. Hauschild,
"Symphony No. 7" (1991) by Stuttgart Philharmonic, cond. Schmoehe,
"Symphony No. 1" (1974) by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Elgar Howarth,
Gloria Coates: String Quartets no. 1 (1966), 2 (1972) and 4 (1977), performed by the Kronos Quartet.
Pro Viva ISPV 173, distr. Albany Records.
Gloria Coates: String Quartet no. 3 (1975) performed by the Fanny Mendelssohn
Quartet. Troubadisc TRO-CD 01418, distr. Albany Records.
Gloria Coates: String Quartets no. 1 (1966), 5 (1988) and 6 performed by the
Kreuzer Quartet. Naxos, to appear spring 2002.
Tolgahan Çogulu. "Atlas", microtonal music by guitar duo.
Performed by Sinan Cem Eroglu and Tolgahan Çogulu. Kalan, 2012.
Tony Conrad: "Slapping Pythagoras". A lot of guitars and violins making
scraping sounds. Table Of The Elements, 1995.
Mildred Couper: "Xanadu" and "Dirge". Quarter-tone piano pieces performed by
Anatoly Larkin and Carl Witt. On the CD "If Tigers were Clouds: Eight Decades of
Women in Experimental Music" by Zeitgeist. Innova, 2003. Innova 589
Marilyn Crispell & Georg Graewe: "Piano duets" (for
tuned & detuned pianos). Double CD, the second disc uses diagonal tuning
developed by Thomas Henke: both pianos are tuned a quarter-tone apart
in the middle registers, while the lower and upper registers are stretched
flat, respectively sharp, gradually within the range of a minor second.
Leo Records, 1992. CD LR 206/207.
Criton: "Territoires imperceptibles" (1997), "Artefact" (2001), "Thymes" (1988),
"La Ritournelle et le galop" (1996) and "Le Passage des heures" (1998).
Chamber music in 72-tone and 96-tone e.t.
Ensemble 2e2m cond. Paul Méfano. Pierre Roullier, flute; Didier Aschour, guitar;
Hervé Derrien, cello; Jean-Pierre Collot, piano; Yumi Nara, soprano; Noëmi
Schindler, violin; Christophe Roy, cello and Pascal Contet, accordeon.
Assai, 2003. Assai 222482 - MU750
Pierre-Jean Crosset: "Harmoniques du temps", Disques Ocora, 558661
George Crumb: "Ancient Voices of
Children for Soprano & Chamber Ensemble" (1970). Elektra Nonesuch 79149-2
Darreg: "Detwelvulate!". The Ivor Darreg Memorial CD, 1994. Contains
selections from "Beyond the Xenharmonic Frontier" a series of synthesizer
etudes, a megalyra composition and other works in equal temperaments from 5 to
53 tones per octave. Available from the Ivor Darreg Memorial Fund and eMUSIC.
"More Microtonal Music by Ivor Darreg". Instruments: amplifying clavichord,
megalyra, elastic tuning organ, kosmolyra, modified theremin with volume
keyboard, DX7II. Tunings: 19-tone e.t., 17-tone e.t., 22-tone e.t., 12-tone
e.t., Ellis' just harmonical with 7/4, septimal just tuning with 7/6 blues
third. Microtonal Shelf, 1998. CD002
Ivor Darreg: "Beyond the Xenharmonic
Frontier - volume 1". Synthesizer compositions in every equal temperament from
9 through 31 tones per octave by Ivor Darreg. Microtonal Shelf, 1998. CD003
Ivor Darreg: "Beyond the Xenharmonic Frontier - volume 2". Synthesizer
compositions in every equal temperament from 32 through 41 tones per octave by
Ivor Darreg. Microtonal Shelf, 1998. CD004
Ivor Darreg: "Beyond the Xenharmonic Frontier - volume 3". Synthesizer
compositions in every equal temperament from 42 through 53 tones per octave by
Ivor Darreg. Microtonal Shelf, 1998. CD005
Deep Listening Band: "The Ready Made Boomerang".
The Deep Listening Band again in the resonant Fort Worden Cistern on
Washington's Olympic Peninsula. For this session, Pauline Oliveros, Stuart
Dempster, and Panaiotis invited vocalist Thomasa Eckert and
clarinettist-composer William O. Smith to join them in richly varied
improvisations. New Albion, 1991. NA044
Deep Listening Band: "Troglodyte's Delight". Recorded in a cave.
Non Sequitur, 1990. WN 0003
Chris Dench: "Sulle Scale della Fenice" (1986-89). On "Music for flute",
played by Laura Chislett. Etcetera, 1993. KTC 1146.
Also on Perspectives of New Music, 1991. PNM 29
Edison Denisov: "Sonata for alto saxophone and piano" (1970), performed by John
Harle, saxophone and John Lenehan, piano. Uses quarter-tones. On "John Harle's
Saxophone" with other music by Phil Woods, Richard Rodney Bennett, Dave Heath
and Michael Berkeley. Hyperion, 1987. CDA 66246
Edison Denisov: "Concerto for Cello and Orchestra" (1973), performed by
Alexander Zagorinsky, cello and the Symphony Orchestra of the "Ostankino" TV
and Radio Corporation cond. Alexander Mikhailov. This one-movement cello
concerto is an impressive microtonal cello monologue.
On this CD also "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra" with Maria Parshina,
piano which contains some microtonal clusters and glissandi. Vista Vera Ltd.
Moscow, 1993. UL-94055
Hardcore agro-industrial electronic music with pieces in 10- and 19-tone e.t.
Noel McKenna, drum and vocals; Lisa Sirois, samples and vocals; Elaine Walker, synthesizer.
Lovely Flankers, 1993.
Frank Denyer: "Finding Refuge in the Remains" (1992),
"Quartet" (1988-90), "Frog" (1974), "Archaeology" (1991), "Contained in a Strange Garden" (1993)
and "The Tender Sadness of Tyrants as they Dance" (1991). Performed by The Barton
Workshop, Manon Heijne, Jos
Zwaanenburg, John Anderson, Jos Tieman, James Fulkerson,
Wim Konink, Marcel Andriessen, Jan Rokyta, Walter Althammer, Alex Robertson,
Robin Canter, James Wood, Yoshikazu Iwamoto. Etcetera, 1998. KTC 1221
Robert Dick: "The Other Flute". Solo recordings
of original works and pieces by Eric Dolphy, Edgar Varèse and Paganini/Dick.
GM Recordings, 1986. GM 2013
Paul Dolden: "Veils" (1984-1985) subtitled "Studies in Textural Transformations", is a series of
textures or walls of sound which act as an invitation for the listener to
explore an environment where new acoustic sensations and associations can be
discovered. The texture, a sustained microtonal chord of usually 14-56 notes,
is constantly transforming by changing the instrument type that is articulating
the sound (i.e. from strings to voice, to brass, to piano, to marimba, to
glass, etc). No electronic effects were used and only straight recordings and
mixing of acoustic instruments were used. Diffusion i Média, 1999. IMED 9917/18
David Doty: "Uncommon
Practice", selected compositions 1984-1995 include "Dithyramb", "Fake Irish
Music", "Fake Greek Music", "Paradigms Lost", "Contrapunctus 1.01",
"Bodhisattvas in Berkeley?--Mu!", "Rituals and Ceremonies". Doty draws from
many musical traditions, including music of the European Rennaisance and Middle
Ages, traditional Balkan and Irish musics, Japanese gagaku and Greek rebettika.
Music in 7-limit, 11- and 17-limit just intonation performed on
FM-synthesizers. Syntonic Records, 1999.
"Animal Magnetism". Extended just intonation on electric guitar with modified
frets, bass violin, cimbalom, percussion and horn section. Tzadik Records. Tzadik TZ 7004
László Dubrovay: "Suite for piano and synthesizer" (1982). Uses ringmodulated
sounds and a harmonic scale. On CD "Aritmia" with music from the
electroacoustic music studio of the Hungarian radio. Hungaroton, 1995. HCD 31624
Jacques Dudon: "Lumières Audibles". Uses a
photosonic process to generate harmonic intervals and microtonal scales with
differential coherence. Mondes Harmoniques, 1995. MH 1
Pascal Dusapin: "Niobé" (1982). Performed by Ensemble
2e2m, cond. Paul Méfano; with Hélène Delavault (soprano); Christina Ascher
(mezzo-soprano), Groupe Vocal de France. 2E2M collection, 1995. 2E2M 1008
John Eaton: "Danton and
Robespierre" (1978), performed by the Indiana University Opera Theater
cond. Thomas Baldner, CRI 421
John Eaton: "Microtonal Fantasy" for two piano's a quarter-tone apart.
Mathew Rosenblum: "Continental drift" for two piano's in 19-tone e.t.
George Boziwick: "Red skies at night" for quarter-tonal piano's and oboe.
Constance Cooper: "Where the river turns like an elbow into dusk" for
quarter-tonal piano. Played by Loretta Goldberg on "Tone Over Tone".
Other works by John Cage and Sorrel Hays. Opus One 135
Lars Ekström: "Cry My Dreams" (1993). Performed by Jörgen Petterson, alto
saxophone and Bengt-Åke Lundin, piano. On "Saxophone con forza", Phono Suecia,
1995. PSCD 81
The Don Ellis Orchestra: "Electric Bath" (1967). Cool bigband jazz using odd meters and
quartertones. Don Ellis, trumpet and others. Columbia, 1998. CK 65522
Rudolf Escher: "The Long Christmas Dinner" (1960). Electronic music in the
15th root of 4. Created in the Applied Physics Laboratory of Delft Technical
University. On "Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music vol. 1 1955-1966",
double CD, Basta, 2008, Composers' Voice CV 7803
Rudolf Escher: "Sonata for Flute and Piano" (1979). The middle part, Lento,
has quarter-tones. Performed by Marieke Schneemann, flute and Ralph van Raat,
piano. Attacca Babel, Babel 2394
Ahmed Essyad: "Le cycle de l'eau" (1985-1993) for flute and piano. Performed by
Pierre-Yves Artaud, flutes and Emmanuel Strosser, piano. Etcetera, 1993. KTC 1152
Brian Ferneyhough: "Carceri d'Inventione IIb". Highly microtonal, performed by
Roberto Fabbriciani on flute. With works by Varèse, Maderna, Berio, Nono,
Sciarrino. PILZ/ARTS, 447167-2
Brian Ferneyhough: "Cassandra's Dream Song" (1970) for solo flute.
Uses not necessarily tempered eighth-tones. Performed by Pierre-Yves Artaud.
On Neuma New Music Series Vol. 2. Other music by Berio, Cogan, Reynolds,
Scelsi. Neuma Records 450-72
Brian Ferneyhough: "Superscriptio" (1981) for solo piccolo. Performed by
Harrie Starreveld. On CD with "La Chute d'Icare", "Intermedio alla ciacconna",
"Etudes transcendentales" and "Mnemosyne" (1986). Etcetera, KTC 1070
Brian Ferneyhough: "Third String Quartet" (1987). Uses quarter-tones. Performed
by the Arditti Quartet, with "Second String Quartet" and "Sonatas for String
Quartet" and "Adagissimo". Montaigne/Auvidis, 1988. MO 789002
David First: "Zen Guilt/Zen Blame". On "Apollo and Marsyas, an anthology of
new music concerts, Het Apollohuis 1980-1997", Het Apollohuis, 2002. ACD 090218
David Fiuczynski: "Flam! Blam! Pan Asian Microjam!". Microtonal jazz using
violin, suona, acoustic and electronic keyboards, bass, drums, effects, percussion,
saxophone and guitar. RareNoise, 2016. RNR058
Jean-Louis Florentz: "Asmarâ" for a capella choir, uses quarter-tones.
On the CD "French Choral Music" performed by Nederlands Kamerkoor, cond. Ed
Spanjaard, Globe, 2002. GLO 5215
Bjørn Fongaard: "Galaxy" for microtonal guitars. Performed by the composer.
Aurora, 1988. NCD-B 4957
John Fonville: "Temporal Details". With Johnston's "Twelve Partials" (1980) for
flute and microtonal piano, Brian Ferneyhough's solo piccolo work
"Superscriptio" (1981), Fonville's "Music for Sarah" (1981) and flute duets
"Mong Songs" (1987), Salvatore Martirano's "Phlue" (1988) for flute and
yamaSALma MAC MIDI orchestra and "Terms of Temporal Detailing" (1989) by Joji
Yuasa for bass flute. Performed by Virginia Gaburo, piano, Anne LaBerge, flute, John Fonville,
flute. Einstein Records, 1995. EIN005. Also available from
John Fonville: "Field and Stream", with The Tone Road Ramblers on
"Intersections & Detours". It uses a complete 11-limit scale. Einstein Records, EIN007
John Fonville: "Living in Fire", Performed on a complete set of quarter tone flutes from bass flute
to piccolo. Einstein Records, EIN014
Harold Fortuin: "Extremities" for large orchestra, on "Music from Six
Continents", 1991 series, Polish Radio and TV Symphony of Krakow, Szymon
Kawalla cond., Vienna Modern Masters VMM3003
Harold Fortuin: "Untitled #3: A Transcendental Etude for Computer-controlled
Keyboard", in a version for two electronic pianos with effect processing. On
"Modern American Chamber Music", Vienna Modern Masters VMM2008
Lukas Foss: "Baroque Variations" (1967) for orchestra. In the part "On a
Scarlatti Sonata" is a quarter-tone shift.
John Gibbons, harpsichord and Sergiu Luca, violin, Nonesuch 71416-4
Performed by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Lukas Foss, Nonesuch 71202-4
John Foulds: "The Waters of Babylon (after Blake)" (1905) from "Aquarelles
(Music-pictures Group 2)" op. 32. Performed by the Endellion String quartet.
With quarter-tones. Pavilion Records, 1987. Pearl SHE CD 9564
John Foulds: "Lyra Celtica - Concerto for Voice and Orchestra" op. 50 (1917-1920),
unfinished work in the microtonal 22-tone Indian scale. It's among Foulds' most
beautiful and poetic works. Performed by Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano and the
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra cond. Sakari Oramo. Warner Classics, 2004.
Renaud François: "Roseaux for flute and strings" (1997), uses quarter-tones.
Performed by Benoît Fromanger, flute and the Munich Chamber Orchestra cond.
Christopher Poppen. Tudor 7069
Roman Fruth: "Music for the 19-note scale". Pieces for prepared piano in a
19-note subset of 31-tone e.t. Concertronics, 2001.
Tom Fryer, Amelia Barden and Steve Heather: "Solo Duo Trio". Improvised music
on guitar, oboe, sampler and percussion. Shattered Records, 1994. SHAT 001
"The Night Chant". Combines computer-controlled synthesizer intonation with
Buddhist chant, Japanese tradional instruments, Indonesian gamelan modes and
Navajo text. Uses just intonation, slendro and overtone scales. Tzadik, 1995.
Tzadik TZ 7003
Mamoru Fujieda: "Patterns of Plants". Composed completely based on data taken from plants.
Combining alternate tuning systems (just intonation, Pythagorean) with
traditional instruments of China and Japan (sho, koto and the ancient
25-stringed zither, the hitsu). Tzadik TZ 7025
Mamoru Fujieda: "Patterns of Plants II". Five chamber music suites use combinations
of violin, sho and koto including one for solo violin. Tzadik TZ 8061
Ellen Fullman: "Body Music".
Music for the 24 m. Long String Instrument. Experimental Intermedia, XI 109
Stephen Funk Pearson: "Mummychogs". For four guitars with a temporary bridge fitted
under the 12th fret. Performed by The JAM Quartet: Matts Kulvik, Paul Pajarinen,
Juha-Pekka Putkonen and Kari Rantanen. BIS, 1998. BIS-CD-977
Paul Gallagher: "Prowling the Interior".
Microtonal music for voice and electronics in just intonation, performed by the composer, 1995.
Kyle Gann: "Custer's Ghost".
Electronic music using 11-limit JI with 20 to 31 pitches/oct., Partch's
43-tone scale combined with a septimal eight-tone diatonic scale, etc.
Monroe Street Music, 1999.
Sander Germanus: "Lunapark".
Microtonal chamber music performed by
Calefax Reed Quintet, Quatuor Danel; Asko|Schönberg, conductor Reinbert de Leeuw;
Raaf Hekkema saxophone, Antje Lohse mezzo soprano. Etcetera, 2011. KTC 1389
Monroe Golden: "A Still Subtler Spirit".
Music for chamber ensembles in various microtonal tuning systems.
Performed by Rusty Banks, guitars; Donnie Ashworth, flutes; Doug Bristol,
trombone; Kurt Carpenter, conductor; Gene Fambrough, percussion; Kevin Grigsby, piano;
Adam Bowles, piano; Kathryn Venable, mezzo-soprano. CD Baby, 2003.
Monroe Golden: "Alabama Places".
Twelve duets for piano and microtonal keyboard, each somehow connected to a place in
Alabama. Performed by Ellen Tweiten, piano and Kurt Carpenter, keyboard.
Bonus MP3: In Pell City (with performance poetry by Linda Frost).
Innova, 2007. Innova 680 CD
Malcolm Goldstein: "Goldstein plays Goldstein" live at Dacapo in
Bremen '94. Four new works for solo violin by this remarkable
violinist/improviser/composer. Includes the microtonal "Ishi >>man
waxati<< soundings" based on the songs of Ishi, last living member of
the Yahi people of northern California. d'c records, d'c 2.
Malcolm Goldstein: "Sounding the New Violin" with
his own "Sounding the Fragility of Line" (1988). He also plays a solo-violin
version of John Cage's "Eight Whiskus" (1985), James Tenney's microtonal "Koan"
(1971), and works by Pauline Oliveros, Ornette Coleman, and Philip Corner. Non Sequitur / What Next WN
0005. O.O. Discs 47
Malcolm Goldstein: "Hardscrabble Songs". Goldstein, violin and voice; Quatuor Bozzini: Clemens Merkel and
Geneviève Beaudry, violin; Stéphanie Bozzini, viola; Isabelle Bozzini, cello.
in situ, 2005. IS 238
Annie Gosfield: "The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory" for chamber ensemble (1995). Uses
quarter-tones on a sampler. On the Bang On A Can no. 3 CD "Cheating, Lying,
Stealing". Sony Classical, 1995. SK 62254
Annie Gosfield: "Burnt Ivory and Loose Wires". Influenced by Harry Partch, Sun
Ra and San Francisco's Musee Mechanique's collection of old nickelodeons and
player pianos, she presents a new view of microtonal music. The sounds of a
percussion factory, a destroyed piano and an abandoned guitar are twisted into
sophisticated compositions incorporating tuned and detuned instruments,
traditional and non-traditional techniques, composition and improvisation. Also
included a composition for saxophone quartet performed by the Rova Saxophone
Quartet. Tzadik. TZ 7040
Annie Gosfield: "Flying Sparks and Heavy Machinery" (2000), performed by the
Flux String Quartet and Talujon Percussion Quartet, and "EWA7" (1999) which
uses electronics, electric guitar, drums and metal factory percussion.
Tzadik. TZ 7069
Annie Gosfield: "Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites". Four crazy pieces
incorporating satellite sounds, static, machine noise and microtonality with
virtuosic fireworks from some of the best performers in America today, including
Joan Jeanrenaud and the Flux string quartet. Tzadik. TZ 8007
Kraig Grady and Brad Laner: "Music from the Island of
Anaphoria". Uses Erv Wilson's Eikosany as well as Wilson's Meta Slendro and
Meta Mavila. Bzang Editions. BZANG 0003
Kraig Grady: "From the Interiors of
Anaphoria". A musical survey of many of the instruments of Anaphoria in
solo as well as ensemble pieces ranging from the mediative to the explosive.
Bzang Editions, 1998. BZANG 0002
Kraig Grady: "Anaphoria-The
Creation of the Worlds". A 70 min large ensemble that takes the listener
into the centreless world of Wilson's Eikosany. The best example of the use of
simple consonances forming a harmonic environment without tonality.
Bzang Editions, 1998. BZANG 0004
Kraig Grady: "The stolen stars: an Anaphorian dance drama",
Bzang Editions, 2003.
Kraig Grady: "Gending Aptos", on "soundCd no. 2",
soundNet, 2004. Also contains James Tenney: "Ergodos II", performed by
Sofia Gubaidulina: "Quaternion" (1996) for 4 cellists, uses quartertones.
Performed by Alexander Ivashkin, Natalia Palutskaya, Rachel Johnston and
Miranda Wilson, cello. Chandos, 2002. CHAN 9958
Alfred Guisto: "Peace Cow (it's not a habit, I'm used to it)", a
short orchestral work dedicated to fellow microtonal composer Michael Malone,
who died recently of AIDS, and John Fugarino: "Riding on a Cloud". Performed by
the Slovak Radio Orchestra conducted by Robert Stankovsky. On MMC New Century
Volume II. MMC Recordings MMC2017
Georg Friedrich Haas: "Hommage à György Ligeti" (1985) for quarter-tone
piano. Performed by Marino Formenti, on the CD "Nothing is real" with music by
Furrer, Cage, Sciarrino, Haubenstock-Ramati and Lucier, Col legno 20223
Georg Friedrich Haas: "1. Streichquartett" (1997). On CD together with
"Einklang freier Wesen", "..." and "Nacht-Schatten", performed by Klangforum
Wien cond. Sylvain Cambreling, Edition Zeit-ton ORF 194
Georg Friedrich Haas: Streichquartette Nr. 1 und 2. Performed by the
Edition Zeitklang, 2004. EZ 19017
Alois Hába: String Quartets 7, 8, 13, 15 and 16
played by the Suk Quartet. The 15th is in 24-tone e.t. and the 16th in 31-tone e.t.
(not 30 as often believed). Also includes nonets 1 and 4 played by Czech Nonet.
Praga, 1992. PR 255 005 CM 210
Alois Hába: Complete String Quartets (1-16). Op. 4, 7, 12, 14, 15, 37, 70, 73, 76, 79, 80, 87, 90,
92, 94, 95, 98, 101. Performed by the Stamitz-Quartett and Radovan Lukavsky, speaker.
Bayer Records, 2006. 4 CD box, BR 100282 - BR 100285
Alois Hába: Quarter-tone opera "Matka" (Mother)
(1927/1930), opera in 10 scenes, op. 35. Performed by Prague National Theatre
Soloist, Orch. and Chorus cond. Jirí Jirous. Jirí Pokorny, quarter-tone piano.
Vlasta Urbanová, Marcela Lemarlová, soprano, Marta Sandtnerová, mezzo-soprano,
Eva Zikmundová, alto. Recorded at the Domovina studio, Prague in October and November 1964.
Supraphon SUP 108258-2 612. Double CD with libretto.
Alois Hába: Centenary edition. "Symphonic Fantasy for piano and orchestra" op. 8, "The
Path of Life", "New Earth, Overture to the Opera" op. 47, String quartet nr. 11
in sixth-tone system op. 87, String quartet nr. 12 in quarter-tone system op.
90, String quartet nr. 16 in fifth-tone system, op. 98, Sonata for quarter-tone
piano, op. 62. Other works for orchestra and solo instruments. Performed by a.o.
Novak Quartet, Czech Nonet, Vladimir Koula, piano, Herman, Seidl, Masier, Vanek
and Suk. 3 CD. Supraphon SUP 111865-2
Alois Hába: Violin works. "Fantasy for violin solo in quarter-tone
system" op. 9a, "Fantasy for violin and quarter-tone piano" op. 21, "Suite for
violin solo in quarter-tone system" op. 93, and other twelve-tone works.
Antonín Novák, violin; Jan Vedra, piano; Vojtech Spurny, quarter-tone piano.
Supraphon, 1997. SU 3335-2 131
Alois Hába: Fantasia no. 10, op. 31, Quarter-Tone Grand Piano, 1924 - August Förster,
performed by Jirikov and Karel Reiner. On the CD "300 Years with the Pianoforte", HF0005-2, 1999
Georg Hajdu: "Der Sprung" (1999). The first scene of this opera, describing a dialogue
between two university professors who are the victims of a shooting, is written
in the Bohlen-Pierce scale. NRW Vertrieb.
Cristobal Halffter: "Debla". Uses quarter-tones. On the CD
"Flöte, Avantgarde: Irmela Nolte, Flöte", Cavalli-Records MP 1001.
Peter Michael Hamel: "Mandala" for prepared piano on the double CD
"Transition", Kuckuck, 1983. 12063-2. Also on CD "Let it Play/Selected Pieces".
"Two Movements from the ACID BACH suite" in 24-tone e.t. MUSENET, 1992. CD 2.
The first movement can be downloaded from the homepage at the preceding link.
Jeffrey Harrington: "Jardin des Merveilles", MP3.com CD, 2000.
Lou Harrison: "Serenade" (1978) for guitar with a percussion player. In an 8-note just tuning.
On the CD "Music for guitar and percussion" with music by Lou Harrison played by
John Schneider on well-tempered guitar. Etcetera, 1990. KTC 1071
On the CD "The Perilous Chapel" with music of Harrison played by David Tanenbaum.
New Albion, 1993. NA055
Lou Harrison: "Suite" (1942), "Fugue" (1941), "Double Music" (1941), "Song of
Queztecoatl" (1940) and "Labrynth no. 3" (1941), performed by Maelström
Percussion Ensemble, cond. Jan Williams on the CD "Labrynth". Hat Hut Records,
2000. hat[now]ART 105
Lou Harrison: "Complete Harpsichord Works, Music for Tack Piano and Fortepiano". Performed by Linda
Burman-Hall. New Albion NA117
Michael Harrison: "From Ancient Worlds" for Harmonic
Piano. New Albion NA042
Michael Harrison: "In Flight", piano music in just tuning and e.t.,
Fortuna Records/Celestial Harmonies, 1992.
Michael Harrison: "Revelation" for piano tuned by just fifths and harmonic sevenths, live recording,
Michael Harrison Music, 2001. MHM101
Jonathan Harvey: "Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco" (1980). Non-equal, non-just tuning derived from
Fourier analysis of the partials of the great bell of Winchester Cathedral plus
the composer's son's voice singing the text inscribed on the bell: Horas
avolantes numero mortuos plango vivos ad preces voco. Composed at IRCAM.
Computer Music Currents vol. 5, Wergo WER 2025-50 (On the same disc:
"FMelodies II" by Mesias Maiguashca which uses sets of 120 timbres above two
fundamentals, a low C# and its 17th overtone. "Wind Chimes" by Dennis Smalley,
"Nekiya" by Gareth Loy and "Jardin Secret I" by Kaija Saariaho.)
"Mortuos Plango, .." is also available together with music performed by the
Ensemble InterContemporain conducted by Pierre Boulez. Erato, 1983. ECD 88261
Jonathan Harvey: "Bhakti" for chamber ensemble and quadraphonic tape (1982).
Performed by Spectrum, cond. Guy Protheroe. NMC Recordings Ltd., 1989. NMC D001
Jonathan Harvey: "The Valley of Aosta", for several instruments, 2 DX7 and
percussion. Ensemble Musique Nouvelle, Georges-Elie Octors, cond.
On "Ars Musica '90". Inspired by Turner's painting. Two harps and two
synthesizers are tuned a quarter-tone apart. Ricercar, 1990. RIC 073052
Jonathan Harvey: "Ritual
Melodies" (1990) for quadraphonic tape. Harmonic series 1-36 using additive
timbres that mutate into one another. "Nataraja" (1983) for doubling piccolo
and piano, performed by Harrie Starreveld and René Eckhardt. "From
Silence" (1988) for soprano, violin, viola, percussion, keyboards, computer and
tape. On the CD "The Music of Jonathan Harvey", Bridge Records, 1992. BCD
"Nataraja" performed by Tokashi Endo and Jun Shiraishi on "Music Today"
selections WWCC 7109
Jonathan Harvey: "Curve with Plateaux", "Concerto for Cello & Orchestra",
"Philia's Dream" and "Three Sketches for solo Cello". Performed by Frances-Marie Uitti,
cello & Toscanini Symphony Orchestra. Etcetera, 1993. KTC 1148
Jonathan Harvey: "Curve with Plateaux", "Three sketches", "Chant" and "Advaya",
on the CD "Oevres pour violoncelle" with Benjamin Carat, cello. Assai, 2002. Assai 222 242
Jonathan Harvey and Frances-Marie Uitti: "Imaginings". Synthesizer and
cello improvisations. Chill-Out Records / Planet Blue Records, 1996.
Edu Haubensack: "Konzert in neuer Stimmung",
performed by Basel Sinfonietta, Jost Meier cond., Gertrud Schneider and
Tomas Baechli, pianos. CD Dokumental 930516
Neil Haverstick: "The Gate. Featuring
the 19-tone guitar". 19-tone and 12-tone rock music. Neil Haverstick Productions, 1994.
Neil Haverstick: "Acoustic Stick". 19-tone and 34-tone acoustic jazz fusion on
guitar. Neil Haverstick Productions, 1997.
Neil Haverstick: "Other Worlds". Four longer pieces in 34, 19 and 12-tone
equal temperament with electronic space effects and one duet on fretless guitar
with John Starrett on StarrBoard. Neil Haverstick Productions, 1999.
Neil Haverstick: "If the Earth was a Woman". A collection of microtonal country,
hard rock, reggae and blues. Nine pieces for 34, 19, 12-tone and fretless guitars.
Neil Haverstick Productions, 2002.
Neil Haverstick: "Stick Man". Instrumental music in 19 and 34-tone e.t., mixed styles.
Performed by Ernie Crews, drums and percussion and Haverstick on electric guitars
and basses. Neil Haverstick Productions, 2005.
Neil Haverstick: "Mysterious Female". 11 Pieces for 19 and 12-tone and just-tuned fretless
guitars with guitar synth and electronic effects. Neil Haverstick Productions, 2007.
Henze: "El Cimarrón" (1969-70) for baritone, flute, guitar & percussion.
Uses quarter-tones. P. Yoder (baritone), M. Faust (flute), R. Evers (guitar),
Mircea Ardeleanu (percussion). Koch Schwann 314030
Composed by Ned McGowan,
Frederik Thorendal, Tomas Haake and Tom Waits. Performed by Hexnut, orchestra;
Susanna Borsch; Stephie Büttrich; Gijs Levelt and Ere Lievonen. Mix of classical,
jazz, improv and metal. Karnatic Lab Records, 2007.
Lejaren Hiller: "Computer Music Retrospective (1957-1985)". First piece contains a
movement in 31-tone equal temperament. Wergo WER 60128-50
Erik Hinds: "Reign In Blood".
Played on quartertone electric guitar and H'arpeggione, an upright acoustic
instrument with 12 sympathetic strings. CD Baby 2005.
Edward Hines: "An
American in Istanbul", chamber works in new maqams. Edward Hines Music, 1999.
Rozalie Hirs: "article 0 [transarctic buddha]" (2000), for solo
percussion: pitched metals and pitched natural stones. Performed by Arnold Marinissen,
percussion. On "Rozalie Hirs > Platonic ID", Attacca, 2007. Attacca 27107
Noriko Hisada: "Prognostication" (1990). Performed by the Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich.
Hat Hut Records, 2006, hat(now)ART 163
Marcus Hobbs or Marcus Satellite & K Blu: "From On High", Perfect Buzz Music, 1998
Heinz Holliger: "Quintet for winds" in 24-tone e.t. Accord 2001922 MU 750
Heinz Holliger: "Scardanelli Zyklus", für Solo-Flöte, kleines Orchester und
gemischten Chor, performed by Ensemble Modern. Contains quarter-tones and
eighth-tones. Double-CD. ECM 78118-21472-2
Bill Hopkins, works performed by Alison Wells, soprano, Richard Bernas cond.,
Music Projects/London, NMC D014
"I Heard a Thousand Blended Notes" and "Xenakis meets Partch" 17-Limit just
intonation algorithmic textural compositions on synthesizer. On the CD "Simulated Winds and Cries".
Artifact Recordings, 1996. ART 1013
"29 Pieces for the Microtonal Guitar: Live at the Knitting Factory New York". Sten Höstfält plays free
avant-garde jazz on microtonal guitar and electronica, g-wOW, 2004, g-wOW 1215
Luc Houtkamp: "The Field Recordings 1 - Live in Genève & Luzern 1994".
Luc Houtkamp, alto and tenor saxophone. X-OR, 1994. X-OR FR 1
Klaus Huber: "Schwarzerde".
Theatre work in 9 sequences, uses third tones. Performed by Chor des Theater Basel and
Sinfonieorchester Basel. Musikszene Schweiz, 2001. CD 6185 (2 CDs)
David Hykes: "Hearing solar winds". Performed by the Harmonic Choir. Ocora, 1980.
Calin Ioachimescu: "Celliphonia" (1988). Spectral music for cello, performed by
Anca Vartolomei, cello. On "Rumanian Anthology", Attacca Babel 9266-5
Regina Irman: "Melodie, Fassung für Vierteltongitarre" (1985) and "Sculptures
(for Bruce Nauman) für Vierteltongambenquartett" (1997), the first for
quartertone guitar, the second for quartertone viol quartet. MGB CTS-M 62 (also from CPO).
Charles Ives: "Three Quarter Tone
Pieces" (1903-1923) for 2 pianos. Played by Gerard Bouwhuis and Cees van Zeeland.
Channel Classics, 1992. CCS 4592
Also played by Herbert Henck and Deborah Richards on Wergo WER 60112-50
Also on "PIANO ARTissimo. Piano Music of Our Century", 4 CDs. Wergo, 1992. WER 6221-2
Played by the American Festival of Microtonal Music Ensemble on
"Between the keys", Newport Classics, 1992. NPD 85526-2
Played by Alexei Lubimov and Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Erato 0630-14638-2
Played by Josef Christof and Steffen Schleiermacher, Hat Hut Records, 2006,
hat(now)ART 143. Also on this CD Charles Ives: "Three Page Sonata" (1905).
Charles Ives: "Universe Symphony"
for orchestra. Realization/completion of this unfinished symphony by Johnny Reinhard.
Live recording, AFMM Orchestra, Johnny Reinhard cond. Lincoln Center, New York, 1996. CDBaby, 2005.
Pierre Jansen: Music for the film "Le Boucher" by Claude Chabrol. Uses 1/3 tones.
Emarcy/Universal Music France 017176-2
Willem Jeths: "Mythos" (1992),
played by Annelie de Man. In a 24-note tuning. On "The
Contemporary Harpsichord"; other compositions by Grímsson, Bruins, de Vries, de
Man and Bruynèl. 1994, NM Classics 92038
Willem Jeths: "Glenz" (1993). Peter Brunt, violin and Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam cond.
Lev Markiz. 1995, NM Classics 92041
Willem Jeths: "Bella Figura" (2000) for
violoncello solo, performed by John Addison.
"Chiasmos" (2000) for piano trio, performed by the Osiris Trio: Peter Brunt, violin;
Ellen Corver, piano and Larissa Groeneveld, violoncello. On "Bella Figura",
NorthWest Classics, hybrid stereo Super Audio CD, 2002. NWC 202090
Aaron Johnson and Andy Hasenpflug: "Divide by Pi".
Music on synthesizer and percussion using microtonal and just tunings. 2004.
Aaron Johnson and Andy Hasenpflug (Divide by Pi):
"Ice Ritual". Experimental
electronic music. divide by pi music, 2005.
Ben Johnston: "String Quartet No. 4 (Amazing Grace)" (1973). Played by the Kronos Quartet on "White Man Sleeps".
Elektra-Nonesuch, 1987. 7559-79163-2
Ben Johnston: "String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 9" (1964, 1966, 1973, 1988), performed by
The Kepler Quartet. New World Records, 2006. CD 80637
Ben Johnston: "String Quartets Nos. 1, 5 and 10" (1959, 1979, 1995), performed by
The Kepler Quartet. Uses 13-limit JI. New World Records, 2011. CD 80693
Ben Johnston: "String Quartet No. 9" (1987) played by the Stanford String
Quartet. Laurel Records LR 847CD
Ben Johnston: "Suite for Microtonal Piano" (1977) played by Robert Miller on
"Sound Forms for Piano". With Cage's Sonatas and Interludes, Cowell's
Piano Music and Studies by Nancarrow. New World Records, 1995. NEW 80203-2
Ben Johnston: "Music for Piano" with "Sonata for Microtonal Piano" (1964),
"Suite for Microtonal Piano" (1977) and "Saint Joan" (1955) played by Phillip
Bush. The Sonata uses a 81-note tuning with almost no consonant octaves.
Koch International Classics, 1997. Koch 3-7369-2-H1
Ben Johnston: "Ponder Nothing", chamber music performed by Music Amici.
Contains "Gambit" in extended just intonation, "Trio" for clarinet, violin
and cello, "Ponder Nothing" in a 13-limit scale, "Five Fragments" in 5-limit
just intonation and other pieces. New World Records, 1993. NEW 80432-2
Ben Johnston: "Calamity Jane to Her Daughter" (1990) on "Dora Ohrenstein: Urban
Diva" with Dora Ohrenstein, soprano. Probably the best performed intonation
of Johnston. Complete 13-limit. CRI Emergency Music series, 1993. CRI 654
Marc Jones: "Over Seas. Cyberenaissance, vol. 6" (2002). Electroacoustic
microtonal music with a mostly electric string quartet in 32-tone e.t.
followed by a suite in 49 played against 22, then 29, 31, and 26. Orphon Soul, Inc.
Hans de Jong: "Le rêve et la folie" for saxophone solo. A piece with
extremes of pitch, dynamic contrast, quarter-tone steps and giant leaps.
Kees van Unen: "... and the world doesn't own me ..." for saxophone solo.
A work in three parts featuring overtone constellations and quarter-tones.
On "Vintage of European Saxophone Music, Volume 1 / The Netherlands" with
Hans de Jong, saxophone and Paul Hermsen, piano. Other works by Lex van Delden,
Jan van Dijk, Henk Badings
and Chiel Meijering. Sound-Products Holland, Fidelio 8849
Mauricio Kagel: "Sextet for strings" (1953-1957). Uses quarter-tones. Performed by
Atelier Instrumental d'Expression Contemporaine Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais (L'Europe
Musicale D'Aujourd'hui), REM, 1993. REM 311180
Harold Kelt: "Gematria", 17 multi-temperament microtonal compositions in tunings
of 20, 26, 33 and 39-tone equal divisions of the octave, CdStreet.com, 2002.
Buzz Kimball: "Early
Improvisations". Novosonic 001
Buzz Kimball: "31 ET and Harmonic Guitar". Novosonic 002
Buzz Kimball: "Steel Cello and Microtonal Guitar Improvisations". Novosonic 003
Buzz Kimball: "31 ET Guitar Improvisations". Novosonic 004
Buzz Kimball: "Meditation Program". Novosonic 005
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard: "Flying Microtonal Banana".
Cook Craig, microtonal guitars; Eric Moore, percussion; Joey Walker, microtonal guitars; Lucas Skinner, microtonal bass guitar;
Stu Mackenzie, microtonal guitars, synthesizer, zurna; Michael Cavanagh, percussion, and
Ambrose Kenny-Smith, microtonal harmonica, vocals. Heavenly Recordings, PIAS, 2017. HVNLP136CD
Gideon Klein: "Duo for violin and viola" (1940), written in the quarter-tone
system. Performed by Serge Garcia and Françoise Gneri. On CD by Ensemble 2e2m
with Paul Méfano, Arion, 1994. Arion 68272
Hans van Koolwijk: "Bambuso Sonoro". Van Koolwijk built a gigantic bamboo
machine with pipes blown by an electric wind machine and directed with an
ingenious control panel. It contains 147 pipes ranging from 7 m. long to a few
cm. He builds microtonal structures for sensitive ears. Pan Records 9901
Jaron Lanier: "Come Along" in a
Sudanese tuning on CD "Instruments of Change".
Steven Lantner, Joe Maneri and Joe Morris: "Voices Lowered". Joe Maneri on
saxophone and Steven Lantner playing two pianos tuned a quarter-tone apart on
tracks 1 and 7. Leo Records CD LR 317
Steven Lantner and Mat Maneri: "Reaching", Steven Lantner on acoustic
piano and variable-pitch digital piano. Leo Records, Leo Lab CD 062
"Tronik Involutions". She
experimented with poly-microtonality with custom-built and -tuned instruments
(lyre, harp, harpsichord, synthesizer and piano). And she developed a style
that she calls Universal Mode Improvisation. 1996. O.O. Discs 27
Oscar Leal and David Aviles: "1973 Comet". On Americana Volume 1 -
Vox Populi, Citizen Kafka.
Brian Lee: "Walk in Beauty".
Uses Schlesinger tunings. Naked Light, 2011. NL310CD
Ton de Leeuw: "Car nos vignes sont en fleurs" (1981) for 12-voice mixed choir.
Written in commision of Radio France for Atelier Vocal de Radio France. Awarded
with the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize. It uses non-octave modes mixing 3/4-tones
with whole tones, a technique he called "extended modality". On the CD "Choral
Works" by the Netherlands Chamber Choir conducted by Ed Spanjaard. Contains
also "Cloudy Forms" (1970) on a Chinese poem by Shi Tao (1641-1717), with
quarter-tones and other works. NM Classics, 2000. NM Classics 92102
Steve Lehman: "Mise en Abîme".
Synthesis of spectral harmony and jazz improvisation. Pi Recordings, 2014. Pi54
Michael Levinas: "Par-delà ..." (1994). A piece for orchestra, consisting of
four different groups, two of them using pianos tuned in microtones.
On the CD "Donaueschinger Musiktage 1994", Col legno WWE 3CD 31882
David Mingyue Liang: "Music of a Thousand Springs" (1986) for orchestra and
replica of ancient Chinese bells. Played by the Shanghai Film Orchestra.
On the CD "Terry Riley: In C", Celestial Harmonies, 1989. 13026-2
György Ligeti: "Doppelkonzert" (1972) for flute, oboe and orchestra. Jacques
Zoon, flute; Douglas Boyd, oboe; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe cond. Claudio
Abbado. Deutsche Grammophon, 1997. DG 449215
Performed by Jacques Zoon, flute; Heinz Holliger, oboe; Asko Ensemble and Schönberg
Ensemble cond. Reinbert de Leeuw, The Ligeti Project IV, Teldec Classics, 2003.
György Ligeti: "Cello Concerto" (1966). Siegfried Palm, cello; Asko Ensemble and Schönberg
Ensemble cond. Reinbert de Leeuw, The Ligeti Project III, Teldec Classics, 2002.
György Ligeti: "Ramifications" (1968-1969) for twelvo solo strings, six tuned a
1/4-tone lower than the other six. Performed by the Schönberg Ensemble cond.
Reinbert de Leeuw, The Ligeti Project IV, Teldec Classics, 2003. 8573-88263-2
Version for string orchestra performed by Das Sinfonie-Orchester des Südwestfunks,
Baden-Baden cond. Ernest Bour. On the same CD the version for 12 string players.
Wergo, 1993. WER 60162
György Ligeti: "Violin Concerto" (1992). Uses micro-intervals to colour diatonic
melody and harmony. Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Asko Ensemble and Schönberg
Ensemble cond. Reinbert de Leeuw, The Ligeti Project III, Teldec Classics, 2002.
György Ligeti: "Hamburg Concerto" (1998/99,2003) for solo horn and chamber orchestra
with 4 obligato natural horns. Uses harmonics 2 to 16. Marie Luise Neunecker, horn;
Sybille Mahni, Simon Breyer, Thomas Bernstein, Ozan Çakar, natural horns;
Asko Ensemble cond. Reinbert de Leeuw, The Ligeti Project IV, Teldec Classics, 2003.
György Ligeti: "Sonate pour alto seul / Sonata for solo viola" on the
sampler CD "Ligeti/Prokofiev/Roslavets/Takemitsu - Lawrence Power, viola",
Harmonia Mundi HMN 911756: according two the liner notes "... in the first
movement ... Ligeti develops an imaginary folklore that includes both
microtonal intonations and a fragment of a 'gipsy' scale."
Jacky Ligon: "Galunlati: Ancient Sounds in a Modern World". Electronic music
with percussion by Bill Smith and vocals by Richard Hunt and Ghighua. Jacky
Ligon, 2001. email@example.com
Jacky Ligon and Matthew Cooper: "Symmetries" (2011).
7-limit electronic music, downloadable album, 2011.
"Crossings". Lovely Music, 1990, LCD 1018
Charles Lucy: "LucyTuned Lullabies II".
Witold Lutoslawsky: "Sacher Variation" (1975). Performed by Taco Kooistra,
cello. Ladder of Escape 6, Attacca Babel, 1993. Babel 9369-1
Roderik de Man: "Entanglements"
(1988, rev. 1992) for recorders and tape, performed by Jettie Ouwehand, recorders.
"Momentum" (1991) for bass clarinet, Harry Sparnaay; harpsichord,
Annelie de Man and tape. "Vision" (1994)
for tape. On CD "Visions", Erasmus Producties, 1994. WVH141
Joseph Maneri: "Three Men Walking". Jazz in 72-tone equal temperament.
Joe Maneri: clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, piano; Joe Morris: electric
guitar; Mat Maneri: electric 6 string violin. ECM 1597, 78118-21597-2
Joseph Maneri: "In Full Cry". The musical exchanges between Joe and his son Mat (on electric
6-string violin) - employing the grammar of Father Maneri's 72-notes-per-octave
microtonal system - are like nothing else in jazz. ECM 1617, 78118-21617-2
Joseph Maneri: "Get Ready to Receive Yourself". Improvisations by the Maneri Quartet. Leo Lab.
Joseph Maneri: "Paniots Nine" (1961), Avant, 1998.
Joseph Maneri & Mat Maneri: "Blessed". Joe
Maneri: alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, piano; Mat Maneri: violin,
electric 6-string and baritone violins, electric 5-string viola, ECM 1661
Joseph Maneri, Mat Maneri and Barre Phillips: "Tales of Rohnlief", Joe Maneri: alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, piano, voice;
Barre Phillips: double-bass; Mat Maneri: electric 6-string and baritone violins,
Joseph Maneri Quartet: "Tenderly". Joe Maneri, alto and tenor saxophone,
clarinet; Mat Maneri, electric violin; Ed Schuller, bass and Randy Peterson,
drums. Hat Hut Records, 1999. hatOLOGY 525
Mat Maneri: "Trinity". Mat Maneri: violin, viola. ECM 1719
Philippe Manoury: "Inharmonies". Choral music performed by ensemble Accentus cond.
Laurence Equilbey. Naïve V 5217
Igor Markevitch: "L'Envol d'Icare" (1932), for quarter-tone pianos and
percussion. Performed by Christopher Lyndon-Gee and Kolja Lessing, piano and
Franz Lang, Jens Gagelmann and Raphael Häger, percussion. Largo Records, 2001.
Laurent Martin: "Tranquillo barbaro", "Italiques", "Stentor", "Narcisse" and
"Miniatures", performed by Ensemble 2e2m cond. Paul Méfano, Disques Assai.
Benedict Mason: "The Four Slopes of Twice among Gliders of her Gravity".
Two Steinway model D pianos, two Ampico player pianos and one human being.
Donaueschingen. Col legno WWE 3CD 20026
Cecil McBee: "Mutima". Strata-East SECD 9009, Sound-Service Bellaphon 660-51-006
Willie McBlind: "Find My Way Back Home".
Debut CD from NYC-based blues band Willie McBlind features 10 songs
performed in 64-tone JI, 12-Tone Ultra Plus and Fretless. A progressive blues
fusion evokes Harmonic Clouds over the delta. With Jon Catler, guitars and vocals;
Babe Borden, vocals; Neville L'Green, bass; Chris Nappi, drums. FreeNote Music, 2007.
Bill Meadows: "Strands". In 12 and 19-tone equal temperament for electronic
instruments. Daagnim Records. Also available from Bill Meadows, 5001 Convict
Hill Road #506, Austin TX 78749, USA
Rajesh Mehta and Paul Lovens: "Orka: Solos and Duos". Jazz on trumpet,
bass trumpet, 'hybrid' trumpet and extensions, slide trumpet, drums and
cymbals. Hat Hut Records, hatOLOGY 524
Rajesh Mehta Collective: "Micro-Orka" and "Grüblein" on the CD
"Window Shopping", with Rajesh Mehta, 'hybrid' trumpet, Paul Stouthamer, cello and Tom Fryer, guitar.
True Muze 9802.
Micro-East Collective: "062099".
Umbrella Recordings, 1999.
Christopher Mohr: "From
The Realm of the Shadow" - a music drama in three acts. National Symphony
Orchestra of Ukraine, cond. Theodore Kuchar; National Choir of Ukraine, dir.
Evgeny Savtchouk. Uses a wide range of styles and microtonality. Double CD,
Naxos, 1998. Naxos 8.559089-90
Frederick Moore: "Lives of the Saints",
Studio Epochula, 1994.
Frederick Moore: "An Obscure Presence", Studio Epochula, 1999.
Frederick Moore: "13th Idiot Blessed", Studio Epochula, 2003.
Virgil Moorefield: "The Temperature
in Hell is Over Three Thousand Degrees". In this CD, he blends minimalism, microtonal
tunings, and improvisation. The title comes from one of a series of religious
leaflets pasted on lampposts in lower Manhattan. Actually, the temperature of this
music is pretty high. Tzadik. TZ 7026
Dexter Morrill: "Quartet (1985)", 2nd movement. 13-tone e.t. Computer music in extended just
intonation. Larry Polansky: "V'leem'shol (And to rule ...)" for five flutes.
CDCM Computer Music Series vol. 11, "The Virtuoso in the Computer Age - II".
Centaur Records, 1992. CRC 2133
Gary Lee Nelson: "Fractal Mountains" (1988). In 96-tone e.t. The melody from Nelson's MIDI-horn
is transformed in a fractal way by computer and controls 16 synthesizer modules.
Computer Music Currents vol. 10, Wergo, 1992. WER 2030-2
Ben Neill: "Money Talk" (1987) for
mutantrumpet, percussion, computer-controlled electronics and tape. Performed
by S.E.M. Ensemble. On CD "Virtuosity with Purpose", Ear-Rational, 1992. ECD 1034
Four Full Flutes". Minimalist sampled non-stop looped flutes with
micro-intervals. Experimental Intermedia, XI 101
Phill Niblock: "Music by Phill Niblock".
Contains "Five More String Quartets" and "Early Winter". Works for layered
string quartets, flute, bass flute, sampler and synthesizer. Experimental
Intermedia, XI 111
Luigi Nono: "Prometeo - Tragedia dell'ascolto" (1984, rev. 1985). With quarter-tones.
Performed by Ingo Metzmacher et al. Double CD EMI 7243 5 55209 2 0
Also on Sony Classical, 1993. SK 53978
Luigi Nono: "A Carlo Scarpa, architetto, ai suoi infiniti possibili" (1984) and
"No hay camonos, hay que caminar... Andrei Tarkovski". With quarter-tones.
Michael Gielen, Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, Astrée, 1990. E8741
Also on Col legno, AU 31819
"What's a nice Chord Like You Doing in a Piece Like This?".
Contains Three Impromptus (2000), String Quartet No. 2 with second movement
partly in JI and String Quartet No. 1 'Dancescapes' which uses quartertones.
BIS Records, 2000. BIS CD-1107
Maurice Ohana: "Tombeau de Claude Debussy" (1961-1962) for soprano, zither
and chamber orchestra. Zither in 1/3-tone. Timpany Records, 1C1044
Maurice Ohana: "Signes" (1965) for small instrumental ensemble, zither in
1/3-tone, played by Monique Rollin with Ensemble Ars Nova de O.R.T.F., cond.
Marius Constant. Erato 2292-45503-2
Maurice Ohana: "Lys de madrigaux" (1976) for female choir, piano, zither,
organ and percussion. Zither in 1/3-tone played by Laure Morabito with
Ensemble vocal Musicatreize cond. Roland Hayrabedian. Opus 111, 1994. OPS 30-109
Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis: "Deep Listening"
for accordion, voice, metal pieces, trombone, didjeridu, garden hose and metal
pipes. New Albion, 1989. NA022
Pauline Oliveros and Reynols: "Pauline Oliveros in the arms of Reynols".
Pauline Oliveros' beautiful and haunting drone music is heard here in the
heights of perfection: Argentinian band Reynols has reconstructed and
recomposed her massive solo accordion source tapes to give a result that is at
once scintillating and at times bewildering and brutal outbursts of "Reynolian"
expressions that cling to the ear's memory long after listening. Creamgarden
Records, 2001. CGR04
Jan Wouter Oostenrijk:
"We are connected".
Quartertone guitar music with North-African influences.
Jan Wouter Oostenrijk, electric quartertone guitar; Marco van den Akker, fretless bass and
Bas Bouma, drums. Mountain Records, 2017. CD MOU 4566
Osso Exótico: "Musica #1". Portuguese group that uses a didgeridoo, Jewish harp
and "percuted maranhophone" for microtonal structures in parallel with
conventional instruments for chord structures. Staalplaat, 1993. kip 004
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant: "Walking into Clarksdale". Rock music with
microtonal oriental influence. Mercury & Polygram, 1998.
Gérard Pape: "Electroacoustic
Chamber Works", Pape sites these compositions as influenced by Xenakis,
Giacinto Scelsi and Julio Estrada. Indeed, they combine the power of Xenakis
with the microtonal explorations of Scelsi. Mode Records, Mode 67
Harry Partch: "The Music of Harry Partch"
contains "And on the Seventh Day, Petals fell in Petaluma" (1963-64, rev.
1966), "Castor and Pollux" (1952), "Windsong" (1958) and the final scene and
epilogue of "The Bewitched" (1955). CRI, 1989. CRI CD 7000
Harry Partch: "The Harry Partch Collection".
Vol. 1 contains
Eleven Intrusions (1949-50), principal vocals: Harry Partch;
Plectra & Percussion Dances - Satyr-Play Music for Dance Theatre (1952):
Castor & Pollux, Ring Around the Moon, Even Wild Horse,
Gate 5 Ensemble (Sausalito), Horace Schwartz cond.;
Ulysses at the Edge (1955), Gate 5 Ensemble (Evanston). CRI 751
Vol. 2 contains
U.S. Highball - A Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip (1943, 1955);
San Francisco - a Setting of the Cries of Two Newsboys on a Foggy Night in the
Twenties (1943, 1955); The Letter (1943, 1972); Barstow - Eight Hitchhiker
Inscriptions from a Highway Railing at Barstow, California (1941, 1968);
And on The Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma (1963-64, 1966),
The Gate 5 Ensemble directed by Harry Partch. CRI 752
Vol. 3 contains
The Dreamer That Remains - A Study in Living (1972);
Windsong (1958); Rotate the Body in All Its Planes - Ballad for Gymnasts (1961);
Water! Water! - An Intermission with Prologues and Epilogues (1961). CRI 753
Vol. 4 contains
The Bewitched - A Dance Satire (1954), Cast, chorus and ensemble
conducted by John Garvey, recording in 1957 at the University of Illinois.
CRI 754 (previous CRI CD 7001)
Harry Partch: "Revelation in the Courthouse Park" (1960) for 16 solo voices, 4
speakers and large instrumental ensemble. Performed by Costallos, Durham and
Earle. Rhino, 1991. R2 70390
Another performance from 1987 supervised by Danlee Mitchell and composer
Eric Salzman is on a double CD of Tomato, 1993. Tomato 2696552
Harry Partch: "17 Lyrics by Li
Po for voice and adapted viola" (1931) performed by Stephen Kalm, intoning
voice and Ted Mook, tenor violin.
Tzadik, 1995. Tzadik TZ 7012
Harry Partch: "Enclosure II:
Harry Partch". Historic Speech-Music Recordings from the Harry Partch
Archives. Contains "Dark Brother" (1942-45), "Settings from Finnegan's Wake"
(1944-45), an amateur reading of "Bitter Music" (1935), a lecture on just
intonation and more. Some of the 78 rpm dubs were played back too fast and
Harry's voice sounds peculiarly falsetto. Otherwise superb. 4 CD set, 1996.
Innova Recordings 401. Available from Minnesota Composer's Forum.
Harry Partch: "Enclosure V".
Contains "Ulysses Departs from the Edge of the World", "Revelation in the Courthouse
Park" (1960), "Introduction to King Oedipus" (1954), "King Oedipus" (1952) live
premiere in Mills College, "Come Away, Death" (1942), "By the Rivers of Babylon
(137th Psalm) - (1961)", "Introduction to The Bewitched" (1959), "The
Bewitched" live in Cologne in 1980, Johann Krieger: "Menuet" (1950). 3 CD set.
Innova Recordings 405, 1998.
Harry Partch: "Enclosure VI".
"Delusion of the Fury", the monumental work of ritual-theater that propelled Harry
Partch into the limelight. Conducted by Danlee Mitchell. Innova Recordings 406, 1999.
Harry Partch: "Barstow: Eight Hitchhikers' Inscriptions from a Highway Railing
at Barstow" (1941) in the orchestration of Ben Johnston. Performed by the
Kronos Quartet on "Howl, U.S.A." Other works by Michael Daugherty, Scott
Johnson and Lee Hyla. I.F. Stone, Allen Ginsberg, voice. Nonesuch, 1996. CD
Harry Partch: "The Letter" (1943, 1972). On "CRI 40th Anniversary -
The Composer-Performer" with music of Henry Cowell, Irving Fine et al.
Performed by Da Capo Chamber Players, Michael Gordon Philharmonic, et al. CRI,
1994. CRI 670
Harry Partch: "Ulysses at the Edge of the World" (1955). Performed by the
Gate 5 Ensemble. On "Gay American Composers Vol. 2", CRI, 1997. CRI 750
Harry Partch: "Two Studies On Ancient Greek Scales" (1946). Performed by the
Kronos Quartet on "Kronos Quartet - Early Music", Nonesuch, 1997. Nonesuch 79457
Harry Partch: "The Wayward" (1935-1941). A collection of musical compositions based on the
spoken and written words of hobos and other characters. Contains "Barstow",
"San Francisco", "The Letter" and "U.S. Highball". Performed by Stephen Kalm,
Robert Osborne and Newband cond. Dean Drummond. Wergo, 2002. WER 66382
Harry Partch: "Bitter Music"
(Music of Harry Partch vol. 1). Performed by John Schneider, voice, adapted viola, adapted guitar;
Gary Eister, voice and piano; Richard Valitutto, piano; Paul West, kithara.
Bridge Records, 2011. BRIDGE 9349A/C
Samuel Pellman: "Selected Planets",
microtonal electronic music, Innova 597, CD 15
Krzysztof Penderecki: "Threnody For the Victims of Hiroshima" (1959). This
famous orchestral piece begin with strings glissandi and has quarter-tone
clusters. Polskie Nagrania PNCD 017.
RAI Orchestra Rome and Rome Soloists conducted by Bruno Maderna RCA-VICS 1239
and Conifer Records, CDCF 168.
"Music of Penderecki", Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra & London
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Penderecki. EMI Matrix 5, CDM 5 65077-2
Also on Vienna Modern Masters. VMM 3010
Also on Capitol. CAP 65077
Krzysztof Penderecki: "Emanationen für zwei Streichorchester" (1958).
Performed by the Polish Symphony Orchestra cond. Krzysztof Penderecki.
EMI Classics, Matrix 17, 1995. EMI 5654162. Also on Vox 68-72, 7843538
Krzysztof Penderecki: "St. Luke Passion" (1963-65). Performed by Krakow Boys
Choir Penderecki and Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Argo 430328
Performed in 1966 by Krakow Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra cond. Henryk Czyz,
Polskie Nagrania, 1989. PNCD 017A+B
Tim Perkis and
"Farabi". 31-Tone algorithmic solo overlaid with live 31-tone improvised
counterpoint. From CD "The Hub" which is
also the name of the computer music band with other members John Bischoff,
Chris Brown, Mark Trayle and Phil Stone. Artifact Recordings, 1989. ART 1002
John Pierce: "Eight-Tone Canon". On Computer Music Currents vol. 13, Wergo WER 2033-2
Skip La Plante: "Skip La Plante".
Contains "Camping in the Backyard", "Concerto for bassoon and homemade instruments",
"The bouncing streetlights of nome", "Theme and variations in 13 equal", "Zeugledon"
and "Glyptodont". American Festival of Microtonal Music, Pitch CD P-200205
Larry Polansky: "Al Het (for the peoples of Nicaragua)" for gamelan instruments and soprano. On CD
"Interactions" with issue 2 of the magazine Leonardo Music Journal.
Larry Polansky: "Simple Harmonic Motion".
Instrumental music in extended just intonation. Contains "Another You (17
Variations for Solo Harp In Just Intonation" performed by Alyssa Hess Reit,
"Movement for Andrea Smith (My Funny Valentine for Just String Quartet)"
performed by Ron Erickson, "Movement for Lou Harrison (for Just Bass Quartet)"
and "Horn" for horn and computer. Artifact Recordings, 1994. ART 1011
Larry Polansky: "The Theory of
Impossible Melody". Contains "Four Voice Canons", "B rey sheet" and
"Psaltery". It features collaborations with Phil Burk, Jody Diamond, Tom Erbe, Chris Mann and William
Winant. Artifact Recordings, 1990. ART 1004
Larry Polansky: "Choir/Empi's Solo", "Bedhaya Guthrie/Bedhaya Sadra" and
"Four Voice Canon 9b" on the CD "Change", Artifact Recordings, 2002. ART 1023
Ted Ponjee: "The Female Modes" (1985). On "New sights and sounds for
harpsichord", Annelie de Man, harpsichord. Three themes form the composition's starting point.
Rather contradictory characters proceed from the first two themes. The
quotation at the end, 'later when I'm grown up', leaves the (imaginary)
possibility for further development. Eighteen tones of the 2nd manual are tuned
a quarter-tone higher or lower. Haags Gemeentemuseum, 1988. HGM CD 02
Rod Poole: "The
Death Adder". 11-Limit just intonation guitar improvisations. WIN Records, 1995. WIN 021
Rod Poole: "December 96". 11-Limit just intonation acoustic guitar music.
WIN Records, 1996. WIN 031
Henri Pousseur: "Electronic experimental
and microtonal (1953-1999)", Sub Rosa, SR289
Éliane Radigue: "Kyema, Intermediate
States" (1988). Experimental Intermedia, 1990. XI 103
Horatio Radulescu: "Inner time II. Homage to Calder" for seven B flat clarinets.
Performed by Armand Angster Clarinet System: Angster, Peuvion, Jacquemin,
Berthomier, Foltz, Bergerard, Tempö. Based on a scale of 42 pitches
(spectral scordatura). Auvidis Montaigne, 1994. MO 782030
Horatio Radulescu: String Quartet nr. 4 op. 33 (1976-87) "hommage à Leonardo
da Vinci". Arditti String Quartet. Edition RZ, 2002. Ed. RZ-4002
Ami Radunskaya: "A Wild and Reckless Place" (1990), for electronic cello and
Radio Baton. This beautiful composition exploits the melodic properties of the
Bohlen-Pierce scale rather than its harmonic challenges. Performed by Ami
Radunskaya, electronic cello, and Max Mathews, Radio Baton. CDCM Computer Music
Series vol. 15, Centaur Records, CRC 2190
Paul Rapoport: "Prelude: De spiritu sancto" (1993), with text by Hildegard von
Bingen for soprano solo, synthesizer and choir. Uses the 14-note stellated 1 3
5 7 hexany of Erv Wilson. On CD with issue 60 of the magazine Musicworks, 1994
Paul Rapoport: "A Study in Fives" (1994) for electronic guitar voice in 25-tone
e.t. On CD with issue 61 of the magazine Musicworks, February 1995.
Michel Redolfi: "Pacific Tubular Waves" (1979) created with the Synclavier with
under-water registrations. On the CD "Desert Tracks", INA-GRM, 1988. INA CD
Also on "Immersion & Pacific Tubular Waves", INA-GRM 1980, no. 3D 833 22
Aribert Reimann: "Unrevealed für Baritone und Streichquartett". According to
the liner notes: "... the first movement begins with a signal like series of
chords mostly in quarter tones which is repeated in variation throughout the
composition." CPO 999 031-2
Brian Reinbolt: "It's Not That Simple".
Computer generated electronic music. The piece "Simple" uses quarter-tones.
Artifact Recordings. ART 1005
With "Dune", "Raven", "Atlantis", "Circle", "Chaco Canyon" and four
improvisations for bassoon, didjeridu, and percussion. Stereo Society, 1999.
Johnny Reinhard: "Odysseus". Performed by Dave Eggar,
cello; John Schneider and Wim Hoogewerf, microtonal guitars and the American Festival
of Microtonal Music Orchestra. PITCH no. 1. CD Baby, 2005. P-200201
Robert Rich and Ian Boddy:
"Lithosphere", slow 7-limit synthesizermusic, DiN Something Else Music Ltd.,
2005. DiN 21
Emil Richards and the Microtonal Blues Band: "Journey to Bliss". Impulse, 1968. A-9166
Franz Richter Herf: "Ekmelische Musik". Contains "Wie schwache Fontänen" Initiale Nr. 1
op. 6 (1976), "Ekmelischer Satz für Streichquartett" op. 13 (1976),
"Welle der Nacht" op. 2 (1973), "Ekmelischer Gesang für Solo-Violine" op. 5 (1975),
"Die Stunde des Pan" op. 7 (1975), "Alapa" op. 9 (1976), "Indago" op. 10 (1976).
Performed by Franz Richter Herf, Ekmelic Organ; Pro-Arte-Quartett; Harald Herzl, violin;
Marianne Oberascher, harp; Maria Taborsky, soprano and others.
Internationalen Gesellschaft für Ekmelische Musik, 2003.
Franz Richter Herf: "Vom Leben das Beste.
Ekmelische Musik für Gesang Harfe Gitarre",
Compositions relating to the eponymous song by Franz Richter Herf,
issued by the International Ekmelic Music Society, 2019, Salzburg, Austria
Uni Mozarteum Records 18.
Richard Rijnvos: "Stanza" (1994),
microtonal version. Performed by the Ives
Ensemble. Donemus Composers Voice, 1996. CV 82
Jean-Claude Risset: "Inharmonique" (1977) for soprano and tape, sung by Irène Jarsky
and "Mutations" (1969) for computer sounds. INA-GRM, 1987. INA C 1003
Pete Rose: "Recorderist Pete Rose". With compositions by himself, Ryohei Hirose, Luciano Berio, Mario Lavista,
John Coltrane, and Benjamin Thorn employing extended techniques on
sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders. AFMM P-200204, 2005.
Mathew Rosenblum: "Ancient Eyes", with
"Nü kuan tzu" (1996), "Ancient Eyes" (1990) and "Maggies" (1997). All works use
a combination of 12-tone e.t. and nine just pitches making a 21-tone microtonal
scale. Performed by the Prism Players cond. Bradley Lubman and the California
E.A.R. Unit, cond. Stephen Mosko. Composers Recordings, 1999. CRI 831.
David Rosenboom: "Meaning" and "Meaning in Context" from "Systems of Judgment" (1988),
CDCM Computer Music Series vol. 4, Centaur Records, CRC 2077
François Elie Roulin: "Disque Rouge".
(Yamaha FM synthesizers, unknown tunings). Very intricate and accomplished
music, pretty but not simplistic. Opal, 1990. Out of print.
Keith Rowe, Axel Dörner and Franz Hautzinger: "A View from the Window".
Music for guitar, electronics, trumpet and quartertonal trumpet.
Erstwhile Records 041
Loren Rush: "A Little Travelling Music". Just intonation piano with computer
background. Computer Music Currents vol. 2, Wergo WER 2022-50
Marc Sabat and Lorenzo Pompa:
Wave piano scenery player, World Edition, 2007. CD #0016
Marc Sabat: "Leaving Santa Barbara" (2012). On Zap Pole Moron.
Oskar Sala: "Fantasie-suite in drei Sätzen
für Mixturtrautonium solo" (1988-89), "Largo" (1990), "Fanfare" (1952),
"Impression électronique" (1987) and "Elektronische Tanzsuite" (1955, 1989). On the CD "My
Fascinating Instrument". This music on Mixturtrautonium is different from
anything else. Sala has created music for "The Birds" and 300 other films.
Erdenklang, 1990. Erdenklang 90340. Digitally remastered on FAX records, 1995. PS 08/76
"Cast" op. 9 (1997), for string quartet, Yuggoth Records, 1996.
dance of Shiva" (1978), version for a 6-string cello. Played by
Frances-Marie Uitti. Also "Trilogia" (Triphon, Dithome, Ygghur) on the CD.
Etcetera, 1992. KTC 1136
Giacinto Scelsi: Five string quartets, Trio, Khoom. Played by the Arditti
Quartet and soloists. Harmonia Mundi/Éditions Salabert 1990. SCD 8904-8905. Double CD.
Giacinto Scelsi: Complete works
for orchestra and choir. Performed by the Cracow Radio/TV Orchestra &
Choir cond. Jurg Wyttenbach. 3 CD set of previously released CDs. Contains "Aion"
(1961), "Pfhat" (1974), "Konx-Om-Pax" (1968-69), Accord 200402. "Quattro
Pezzi Per Orchestra (ciascuno su una nota sola)" (1959), "Anahit (Poème
lyrique dedié à Venus)" (1965), "Uaxuctum" (1966), Accord 200612. "Hurqualia"
(1960), "Hymnos" (1963), "Chukrum" (1963), Accord 201112. Many works employ
quarter-tones and microtonal variations.
Giacinto Scelsi: "Elegia per ty" (1958) for viola and cello, "L'âme ailée" and
"L'âme ouverte" (1973) for violin solo and "Trio à cordes" (1958). Robert
Zimansky, violin; Christoph Schiller, viola and Patrick Demenga, cello. Accord,
1989. Accord 200622
Giacinto Scelsi: "Maknongan" (1976). Performed by James Fulkerson on bass
trombone. On Ladder of Escape 8, with other music by Earle Brown, James
Fulkerson, Alfredo Del Monaco, John Cage and Louis Andriessen. 1994. Attacca
Also on "Okanagon".
With "Tre pezzi" (1956) for trombone solo, "Wo Ma" (1960) for bassvoice solo,
"C'est bien la nuit" (1972) for double bass solo, "Le réveil profond" (1977)
for double bass solo "Et maintenant, c'est à vous à jouer" (1974) for cello and
double bass "Okanagon" (1968) for harp, double bass and tam tam, "Mantram"
(1987) for double bass solo. Hat Hut Records, hat ART CD 6124
Giacinto Scelsi: "Manto per quattro" (1974) for voice, flute, trombone and
cello. "Kya" (1959) version for saxophone and 7 instruments. "Ko-Tha" (Trois
danses de Shiva) (1967) for amplified guitar. cond. Aldo Brizzi. On "INA,
mémoire vive", INA, 1993. 262009 WM 334
Giacinto Scelsi: Music for Wind Instruments and Percussion. With "I Riti"
(1962), "Ko-Lho" (1966), "Pwyll" (1954), "Ixor" (1956), "Rucke di Guck" (1957),
"Hyxos" (1955) and "Quattro Pezzi" for trumpet (1956). Performed by Peter
Masseurs, trumpet; Jacques Meertens, clarinet; Rien de Reede, flutes; Thies
Roorda, flute and piccolo; Jan Spronk, oboe and the Attacca percussion
ensemble. Attacca Babel, 1994. Attacca 9479
Giacinto Scelsi: Clarinet Chamber Music. "Maknongan", "Kya", "Tre Pezzi",
etc. David Smyers, clarinets; Susanne Mohr, flute; Ensemble Avance cond.
Zsolt Nagy. CPO, 1997. CPO 999 266-2
Giacinto Scelsi: Music for High Winds. With "Ixor" (1956, for clarinet),
"Suite" (1953, for flute + clarinet), "Pwyll" (1954, for flute), "Tre Pezzi"
(1954, for Eb clarinet), "Rucke di Guck (1957, for Piccolo + oboe), "Preghiera
per un' ombra (1954, for clarinet), "Ko-Lho" (1966, for flute + clarinet) and
"Three Latin Prayers" (1970, for Eb and A clarinet). Mode Records, Mode 102
Giacinto Scelsi: Complete Works for Flute and Clarinet. With "Piccola suite",
"Quays", "Preghiera per un ombra", "Pwyll", "Rucke di guck", "Ko-Lho", "Tre
studi", "Xnoybis", "Krishna e Radha", "Maknongan", "L'âme ouverte", "L'âme
ailée", performed by the Ebony-Duo: Stefan Fischer, flute and piccolo and
Michael Raster, clarinet and piano. Col legno, 2000. WWE 1CD 20035
Giacinto Scelsi: "Three songs of Capricorn", on the CD "Scelsi, Byzantium, the
Alchemists" by the vocal ensemble Voxnova: Nicholas Isherwood, bass; Julian
Pike, tenor and Pascal Sausy, bariton. Also contains microtonal Byzantine song.
Hat Hut Records, 1994. hat ART CD 6148
"Tremor of Night and
Day" (1984) for cello and computer-generated sounds. Performed by Ignacio
Alcover, CDCM Computer Music Series vol. 8, Centaur Records. CRC 2091
Alfred Schnittke: "Klingende Buchstaben" (1988) for solo cello and "Piano Quintet"
(1976). Performed by Alexander Ivashkin, cello and the 1999 AFCM Ensemble. On
the CD "Alfred Schnittke Chamber Music", Naxos, 2000. 8.554728
"8 Pieces". Computer compositions, in complex intonational systems, combine
rich compositional ideas with an elegant sense of sonority and formal
imagination. Frog Peak, 2000. FP 23
William Schottstaedt: "Water Music I" (1985), "Water Music II" (1986),
"Dinosaur Music" (1982) 11- & 48-equal temperament simultaneously, and
24-equal (respectively). On "Dinosaur Music". Computer Music by Chafe, Jaffe,
Schottstaedt. Wergo, 1988. WER 2016-50
William Sethares: "Xentonality".
Compositions with tuning-related timbres using sampled and electronic sounds in
10, 11, 13, 17, 19-tone e.t. and other tunings. Frog Peak Music, 1997.
William Sethares: "Exomusicology".
The electronic timbres were optimised for the tunings, 10- and 19-tone e.t and
others. Some pieces are available as MP3-files on the website. 2002.
Elliott Sharp: "Larynx". Uses a just
tuning derived from Fibonacci numbers. On the CD "Larynx" by Sharp's group Carbon. SST, 1987.
Adam Silverman: "Credit is the History of Words Without History" (1996). Electronic music in 11-limit
JI, on a recorded text by Chris Mann. Frog Peak Music.
Ezra Sims: "Come Away".
Performed by Janice Felty, mezzo-soprano and Dinosaur Annex cond. by David Hoose.
CD also contains song cycles by Dashow and Saylor. Composers Recordings, 1978. CRI 578
Ezra Sims: "The Microtonal
Music of Ezra Sims". Contains "Quintet" (1987), "Night Piece" (1989),
"Solo in Four Movements" (1987), "Flight" (1989) and "Concert Piece for Viola"
(1990). With members of Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble and Pro Arte Chamber
Orchestra of Boston. Composers Recordings, 1993. CRI 643
Ezra Sims: "String Quartet (1932)" for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello. (1974),
"Elegie - nach Rilke for soprano and ensemble" (1976), "Third Quartet" (1962)
for string quartet. Composers Recordings, 1998, CRI 784
Manfred Stahnke: "Trace des
sorciers" (1997) for microtonal orchestra. On CD "Donaueschinger Musiktage
1997", SWR Sinfonieorchester, Col legno WWE 3CD 20026
Hans-André Stamm: "Celestial Gardens".
Music in just intonation with more than 24 tones/oct. with harp,
flute and stringsounds. Euphonia, 2002.
Eric Stanley: "25 Studies Opus One". Contains four 24-tone percussion studies
and piano studies in 19-tone e.t. and Kirnberger's well-temperament. Complex
computer music sometimes reminiscent of Conlon Nancarrow, and other times of
Frank Zappa's electronic works. Available from Eric Stanley.
Daniel Stearns: "Golden Town".
A sonic journey through a series of waking dreams. Spectropol Records, 2011.
Michael Stearns: "Jewel"
(1979/1985). Recorded using the Eikosany vibraphones, a 20-tone instrument
designed by Erv Wilson. Vocals by Marsha Lee. On "Morning Jewel", Sonic
Atmospheres, 1985. Remastered, Groove, 2000. Reissued in a shorter version on "Collected Ambient &
Textural Works 1977-1987", Hearts of Space, 1996. 11068-2
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Werke. "Studie
I" (1953) uses 5-limit just intonation throughout, while "Studie II" (1954)
uses the 25th root of 5 (10.767 tones/octave). "Gesang der Jünglinge"
(1955-56) uses 60 tones/octave. Stockhausen-Verlag CD 3: Elektronische Musik.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: "Sternklang". Uses Partch's tonality diamond tuning.
Double CD, Stockhausen Verlag, CD 18
Karlheinz Stockhausen: "Stimmung".
Copenhagen version. Multichannel Super Audio CD. Performed by Paul Hillier and Theatre Of Voices.
Harmonia Mundi, 2007. HMU 807408
Markus Stockhausen: "Tara's Flug", performed by Tara Bouman, basset horn. On
Tara Bouman: Contemporary", Aktivraum AR 50101
Morton Subotnick: "Silver Apples of the Moon" (1967). Together with "The Wild
Bull" (1968). Wergo, 1994. WER 2035-2
Syzygys: "43DPO", Cafe Disc, 1995.
Syzygys: "Sumo". Hitomi
Shimizu: 43-tone organ; Hiromi Nishida: violin, electric violin, viola and oud.
Cafe Disc, 1996. CDCD-003
Syzygys: "Eyes on Green/SYZYGYS Live at Roppongi Inkstick 1988". Microtonal pop
music performed by Hitomi Shimizu on reed organ tuned to Partch's 43-tone scale
and Hiromi Nishida on violin. Tzadik, 2001. Tzadik 7236
Syzygys: "Complete Studio Recordings". Original pop songs on Harry Partch's 43
note to the octave microtonal organ. Tzadik, 2003. Tzadik 7240
Syzygys: "Drive to Heaven", Ominibus CD / Wave Records, 1989.
Syzygys: "Hale Hale Night", Ominibus CD / Solid Records, 1989.
Syzygys: "Chikai Munashiku", Ominibus CD / K-hin Bros, 1991.
Yuji Takahashi: "Insomnia" for violin, voices and kugo.
On "Insomnia" performed by Gidon Kremer and Naoko Yoshino.
Philips Classics, 1999. 456016-2
Victor Saucedo Tecayahuatzin: "Fluxions" (1977). Created with UCSD's timbral
tuning system. On "Potpourri: Society of Composers, Inc.", Capstone, CA 102
Ronni Le Tekrø:
"Intuition". Uses quarter tones. Polygram Records, 1989.
"Selected Works 1961-1969". Contains
"Phases (for Edgar Varèse)", "Fabric for Ché", "Music for Player Piano", "For
Ann (Rising)", "Blue Suede", "Ergodos II", for John Cage. Tenney's early
computer music works. Artifact Recordings, 1993. ART 1007
Tenney: "Harmonium #5" on "Strange city / Ville étrange" by ARRAYMUSIC. Other works by Baker,
Kucharzyk and Vivier. Artifact Music, ART-002
James Tenney: "Critical Band"
(1988). Performed by Ensemble Relache. Other compositions by Paul Epstein and
Thomas Albert. Mode Records, 1990. Mode 22
James Tenney: "Bridge" and "Flocking" (1993) for two quarter-tone pianos,
performed by Tomas Bächli, Gertrud Schneider, Erika Radermacher and Manfred
Werder. Hat Hut Records, hat ART CD 6193
James Tenney: "Ergodos II with Instrumental Responses" (1964), "2 Pages in the
Shape of a Pear" (1995), "Koan" (1971) and "Diaphonic Trio" (1997) performed
by Marc Sabat, violin and Stephen Clarke, piano on the CD "Music for Violin
and Piano". Hat Hut Records, 1999. hat[now]ART 120
Dimitri Terzakis: String Quartet no. 5 "Nymphen der Nacht und des Feuers" (1999),
performed by the Artemis Quartet, "Liturgia profana" (1977) for tenor, chorus,
2 violoncellos & percussion, performed by Lykourgos Angelopoulos, tenor;
Bromma Kammerchor and Das Moderne Ensemble, cond. Spiros Argiris. Uses (approximate)
quartertones and scale forms from Greek antiquity. CPO, 2005. cpo 777044-2
"AbUno" (1992), "Thus" (1990), "Yr" (1991) and "Qudrat" (1987).
Ensemble Ny Musikk with Christian Eggen, conductor plays "AbUno" and
"Thus" features Drummond's Newband using the zoomoozophone.
Stig Nilsson plays "Yr" on solo violin. Aurora Music, 1994. ACD 4968 (Qualiton Imports)
Jukka Tiensuu: "Fantango" (1984). Harpsichord piece in a 24-note unequal
scale. Played by Jukka Tiensuu on "The Fantastic Harpsichord", Finlandia, 1987.
Played by Annelie de Man on "A Lady Shaves her Legs", Erasmus
Producties, 1992. WVH 072
Jukka Tiensuu: "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1990) for string quartet and microtonal
harpsichord. Performed by the Arditti String Quartet and Jukka Tiensuu. On
"From Scandinavia" with other music by Magnus Lindberg, Bent Sørensen and Kaija
Saariaho. Auvidis Montaigne, 1996. MO 782033
Mark Trayle: "Fulcrum &
Lachrima". Uses a Mattel Power Glove to traverse various members of the
harmonic series in real time. On "Etudes and Bagatelles",
Artifact Recordings, ART 1010
Barry Truax: "Arras" (1980). Just intonation.
On CD "Pacific Rim" from Cambridge Street Records, 1991. CSR CD-9101
Ivan Tscherepnin: "Flores Musicales" (1980). Peggy Pearson, oboe; Wilma Smith, violin;
Ivan Tscherepnin, psaltery, organ and electronic processor. CRI, 1995. CRI 684
Mayumi Tsuda: "Microtonal Works" (1990-2000). Self-published, 2001.
Tui St. George Tucker: "My Melancholy Baby..." for quarter-tone piano.
Performed by Loretta Goldberg on "Soundbridge". Opus One 152.
Tui St. George Tucker: "Microtonal Chamber Music". With "Second sonata for solo
recorder". It includes a whole gamut of musical techniques untapped for
centuries: flutter-tonguing, overblowing and multiphonics. Tucker's vocabulary
is focused on creating music that is a pleasure to listen to. Centaur Records,
1998. CRC 2354
Toby Twining: "Chrysalid Requiem" (2000), an a cappella work in extremely
extended just intonation. Canteloupe Music, 2003. Canteloupe 21007
Frances-Marie Uitti: "Two Bows".
Improvisations using her two bow cello-technique. BVHAAST, 1995. CD 9505
Edgar Varèse: "Ecuatorial" (1934) for bass/chorus, brass, piano, organ, 2 Ondes Martenots and
percussion. Contains quarter-tones. Performed by Ensemble InterContemporain
& Choeur de Radio France cond. Boulez. CBS, 1983. IM 39053
Performed by Contemporary Chamber Ensemble cond. Weisberg.
Elektra-Nonesuch, 1989. 75597 71269-2
Performed by Utah Symphony Orchestra cond. Abravanel. Vanguard Classics 7244
Edgar Varèse: "Hyperprism" (1922-1923). Contains one quarter-tone that plays a
large role. Performed by Ensemble InterContemporain & Choeur de Radio
France cond. Boulez. CBS, 1983. IM 39053
Lois Vierk: "Simoom"
(1986), for eight cellos performed here by Theodore Mook, evolves towards a
highly-charged climax of glissandi and repeated notes. "Go Guitars" (1981) is a
loud, frenzied microtonal work for five guitars treated as one massive
instrument. "Cirrus" (1987) is a gentle work for six trumpets which explores,
among other things, the limits of trumpet glissandi. Experimental Intermedia,
"Go Guitars" also on O.O. Discs 36
Lois Vierk: "River Beneath The River". Compositions for string quartet, brass
sextet, and a dynamic piece for electric guitar, percussion, cello, and synthesizer.
Tzadik. TZ 7056
Anatol Vieru: Concerto for clarinet & orchestra (1974). Performed by
Aurelian Octav Popa, clarinet and the Philharmonic Orchestra Moldova cond.
Anatol Vieru. On "Rumanian Anthology", Attacca Babel 9264-3
"Mbira" (1980) for two harpsichords and hosho (rattles) in a mbira tuning
approximating 7-tone e.t.
"White Man Sleeps" (1982) for harpsichords, viola da gamba and percussion.
Performed by the Smith Quartet. On "Cover Him with Grass", a tribute to Bruce
Chatwin. Contains also "She Who Sleeps with a Small Blanket" and the 1986
version of White Man Sleeps. Barcelona/Landor, 1990. CTL CD 111
United Recording, 1994. United 88034 CD
"Mbira" is also on vol. 7 "Zimbabwe" from the World Network series of the
WDR (West-German radio). WDR, 1993. 52.990
Klaas de Vries: "Murder in the dark" (1985) for 2 harpsichords played by Annelie
de Man and Thora Johansen.
"Mythos" (1992), played by Annelie de Man. Both pieces are in a 24-note tuning.
Roderik de Man: "Momentum" (1991). On
"The Contemporary Harpsichord"; other compositions by Grímsson, Bruins and Bruynèl.
1994, NM Classics 92038
Alain Weber: "Constellaire" (1994), trio for mandolin, guitar and Celtic harp, in
24-tone e.t. Performed by Trio Sonorités Rares: Christian Schneider, mandolin;
Marie-Thérèse Ghirardi, guitar and Denise Mégevand, Celtic harp.
"Mutances" (1979) for clarinet solo, with quarter-tones and harmonics. Performed
by Guy Deplus. "Et l'on vit des fées débarquer sur la plage" (1994) for harp solo used
to full advantage. Performed by Nathalie Weber. REM, 1998. REM no. 311318
Julia Werntz and John Mallia: "All in Your Mind". With
"Lock", "Poor Denizens of Hell" and "Plexus" by John Mallia and "Piano Piece",
"To You Strangers" and "String Trio with Homage to Chopin" by Julia Werntz.
Acoustical chamber music. Capstone Records, 2004. CPS-8730
Hall Willner: "Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus". Charles Mingus
compositions arranged for Harry Partch's instruments. Columbia, 1992. CD 52739
Randy Winchester: "Comets Over Flatland".
Electronic music in Bohlen-Pierce, 7, 8, 10, 15, 16 and 22-tone e.t.
Randy Winchester, 1998.
Erling Wold: "Music of Love". Spooky
Pooch records, 1988. Spooky Pooch 166
Erling Wold: "I Weep". Spooky Pooch records, 1990. Spooky Pooch 167
Julia Wolfe: "Arsenal of Democracy" for trumpets, saxophones and trombones.
The piece "Steam" for microtonal instruments uses the 43-note Partch scale and
12-tone e.t. simultaneously and is performed by Newband. Polygram Records, 1996.
James Wood: "Incantamenta" (1991) performed by the New London Chamber Choir. Uses a
systematical method of inflection of intonation. On the CD "Songs by the River"
with works for percussion and voices. Continuum, 1991. CCD 1037
James Wood: "Stoicheia" (1987/88) performed by Steven Schick, James Wood, the
Darmstadt Percussion Ensemble and the Cornwall Percussion Ensemble. Uses different
quarter-tonal scales with microtonal variations. Wergo, 1990. WER 6194-2
James Wood: "Village Burial with Fire" (1989). Spirit Festival with
"Lamentations for Quartertone Marimba" (1992) performed by Robert van Sice,
marimba and Percussie Rotterdam. Mode Records, 1996. Mode 51
James Wood: "Venancio Mbande Talking with the Trees". Kuniko Kato, quarter-tone
marimba and the Critical Band. "James Wood is less well-known and appreciated
than he should be... this is music driven by pulse and colour and illuminated
from time to time by shafts of tellingly placed melody, often microtonally
inflected," BBC Music Magazine 1997. NMC, 1997. NMC D044
Ivan Wyschnegradsky: "Hommage à Ivan
Wyschnegradsky". It commemorates the 100th anniversary of Wyschnegradsky's
birth and contains "Transparences I" (1953), "Transparences II" (1963),
"Composition en quarts de ton" (1963), "Cosmos" (1939) for 4 pianos, Serge
Provost's "Ein Horn" (1992) and Bruce Mather's wine-inspired work "Yquem" (1991) for four Ondes Martenot
and four pianos in quarter-tone. L'Ensemble d'Ondes de Montréal.
Techni-Sonore, 1994. SNE-589-CD
Wyschnegradsky: "Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra. Symphonie en système
de quarts de ton pour orchestre de quatre pianos Opus 17" (1936).
Part 1 played by Geoffrey Madge, Klara Körmendi, Susan Bradshaw and
John Tilbury. On "25 jaar nieuwe muziek in Zeeland". BVHAAST, 1995. CD 9501
Ivan Wyschnegradsky: String Quartets no. 1-3 op. 13, 18 and 38 bis, Composition
for string quartet op. 43 and Trio op. 53 played by the Arditti Quartet in 1988
in Opéra Bastille. Edition Block EB 201
Ivan Wyschnegradsky: "24 Préludes en quarts de ton pour deux pianos op. 22",
"Intégrations op. 49 pour deux pianos". Played by Henriette Puig-Roget
and Kazuoki Fujii. Fontec Records, FOCD 3216
Ivan Wyschnegradsky: "Dithyrambe" op. 12, "Sonate en un mouvement" op. 34 (1934, rev. 1953), "Dialogue" op.
posth., "Deux Études sur les densités et les volumes" op. 39 bis (1956), "Deux
chants sur Nietzsche" op. 9, "Étude sur les mouvements rotatoires" op. 45c.
(1961). Works for two pianos a quarter-tone apart played by Sylvaine Billier
and Martine Joste and ensemble performed by Ensemble 2e2m, cond. Paul Méfano.
Concord Disques/Radio France, 1995. 2E2M 1001
Ivan Wyschnegradsky: "Étude sur les Mouvements rotatoires" op. 45a. (1961),
"24 Préludes dans l'échelle chromatique diatonisée à 13 sons" op. 22 (1934 rev.
1960/70) in quarter-tones for two pianos performed by Sylvaine Billier
and Martine Joste. Col legno, 2002. WWE 1CD 20206
Ivan Wyschnegradsky: "Chant douloureux et étude pour violon et piano" op. 6
(1918), in 1/3, 1/4, 1/6 and 1/8 tones. Martin Gelland, violin and Lennart
Wallin, piano. "Chant nocturne" op. 12 bis (1923) for violin in 1/4, 1/6 &
1/8 tones and two pianos in 1/4 tones. On the CD "Lyrische Aspekte unseres
Jahrhundert" with Martin Gelland, violin; Ute Gareis and Klaus-Georg Pohl,
piano. Vienna Modern Masters, 1995. VMM 2017
Ivan Wyschnegradsky: "L'Evangile Rouge" op. 8, "Deux chants sur Nietzsche" op.
9, "Deux chants russes" op. 29 and "A Richard Wagner" op. 26. On the CD
"L'Evangile rouge" (The Red Gospel). Also contains from Bruce Mather "Un cri
qui durerait la mer" and "Des laines de lumière". Performed by Michel Ducharme,
baryton-basse, Pierrette Lepage and Bruce Mather, quarter-tone pianos. Société
Nouvelle d'Enregistrement, SNE-647-CD.
Ivan Wyschnegradsky: "24 Preludes in Quarter-Tone System" (1934/1970) and
"Étude sur le 'Carré Magique Sonore" op. 40 (1957). Performed by Josef Christof
and Steffen Schleiermacher, quarter-tone pianos. With Ives Quarter-Tone pieces and
Three Page Sonata. Hat Hut Records, 2006, hat(now)ART 143
Ivan Wyschnegradsky: "Musique pour trois pianos en sixièmes de ton".
McGill University Records 77002 (LP?).
Iannis Xenakis: "Oresteia" (1965-66).
Choir of Notre Dame de Paris, Ensemble Ars Nova cond. Marius Constant, Erato, ERA 9137.
Iannis Xenakis: "Nuits" (1968) for mixed chorus. Uses quarter-tones. Groupe
Vocal de France, M. Tranchant cond. Arion ARN 68084
Iannis Xenakis: "Anaktoria" (1969) for 2 violins, cello, contrabass, alto clarinet,
horn and bassoon. Performed by Alain Damiens, clarinet and members of Octuor de
Paris, Accord, 1996. 205652
Performed by Kari Kriikku, clarinet and Members of the Avanti Chamber Orchestra,
Finlandia, 1994. facd 366
Performed by Michiyo Suzuki, clarinet and the American Festival of Microtonal
Music, PITCH no. 3, CD Baby, 2004. P-200203
Iannis Xenakis: "N'Shima" (1975) for 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 horns, 2 trombones and
cello. Uses quarter-tones. On "Orchestral Works & Chamber Music", also containing
"Ata", "Metastaseis", "Loolkos", "Charisma", "Jonchaies". Col legno, 2000. AU 20504
Iannis Xenakis: "Dmaathen" (1976). Frank van Koten, oboe; Johan Faber, percussion.
Iannis Xenakis: "Pléïades" (1979) for percussion sextet. Metallophones in an uneven
19-tone scale with approximate 1/3 and 1/4-tone steps. Performed by Les Percussions de
Strasbourg, cond. François Dhalmann on the Musique Française d'Aujourd'hui label from
Harmonia Mundi, 1987, 1996. CD HMA 905185
Performed by Gert Mortensen and the Kroumata Percussion Emsemble. On the same
CD: "Psappha". BIS, 1992. BIS 482
Performed by Keiko Abe and Les Percussions de Strasbourg. Denon, 1990. DEN 73678
Xu Fengxia: "Difference and Similarity". This CD contains 22 modern compositions inspired by Chinese
traditional music and poetry. She plays the guzheng, sanxian, guqin and
percussion instruments. The guzheng is played microtonally and in unusual ways
with a violin bow and behind the bridges. FMP CD 096. FMP, 1999.
Ozan Yarman: "Microtonal Chamber Musics" (2016),
"My Electronic & Ambience Musics" (2016), "Select Keyboard Pieces" (2016),
"Orchestral Works" (2016) and "Cyprus Piano Concerto" (2016),
CD-R's from Amazon.com
La Monte Young and the
Forever Bad Blues Band: "Just Stompin'". Gramavision R2 79487
Isang Yun: "Salomo" from the cantata "Der weise Mann" with tones modified by
microintervals. On the CD "Inventionen für 2 Flöten" performed by
Reede, Roorda, Starreveld, Takahashi, Esser and Kracht. Babel, 1989.
Hans Zender: "Cantata after words by Meister Eckhart". Michiko Hirayama,
soprano and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken cond. Hans Zender.
CPO, 1997. CPO 999485-2
Hans Zender: "Lo-Shu I-III - VII". Performed by musikFabrik with Helen Bledsoe, flute.
Contains "Lo-Shu VII - 4 enso" (1997), "Lo-Shu I" (1977), "Lo-Shu II - Mondschrift" (1978)
and "Lo-Shu III" (1978). CPO, 2001. CPO 999771-2
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: "Présence" (1961). Ballet blanc en cinq scènes pour
violon, violoncelle et piano. Uses quarter-tones. Performed
by Saschko Gawriloff, violin, Siegfried Palm, cello and Aloys Kontarsky, piano.
Deutsche Grammophon, 1980. DG 437725-2
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: "Intercommunicazione per violoncello e pianoforte"
(1967). Uses quarter-tones. Performed by Michael Bach, cello and Bernhard
Waumbach, piano. CPO, 1992. CPO 999198-2
Jos Zwaanenburg: "7 Pieces for solo flute" (1986)
and "Solo for prepared flute" (1984). On CD "La Zététique" Works composed and
performed by Leigh Landy and Jos Zwaanenburg. Erasmus Producties, 1993. WVH083
Jos Zwaanenburg: "20
Odd Years. Music for flute(s) & live electronics". FMR, 2011. FMR 316
"Between the keys. Microtonal masterpieces of the 20th century".
Contains Ives: "Three Quartertone Pieces" for two pianos, Partch:
"Yankee Doodle Fantasy" (1941) for voice and ensemble, Cage: "Sonatas and
Interludes for prepared piano" and Wyschnegradsky: "Meditation on Two
Themes From The Day of Existence" in 72-tone e.t. for piano & bassoon.
Played by the American Festival of Microtonal
Music Ensemble - Johnny Reinhard, bassoon and Joshua Pierce, piano. Newport
Classics, 1992. NPD 85526-2
"The Carrillo 1/16 Tone Piano". Contains Alain Banquart: "Habiter l'ambre" for piano and tape,
Marc Kilchenmann: "Vertrautheitsselig auf Eis" for 1/16-tone piano and grand piano,
Ernst Helmuth Flammer: "Klavierstück VIII" and "À la recherche de l'autre",
Werner Grimmel: "Sehr langsam, bedächtig", "Andante, bestimmt" and "Moderato, verspielt",
Martin Imholtz: "Sechs Stücke für 1/16 Ton Klavier",
Bernfried E.G. Pröve: "Écho à Gérard", Franck Christoph Yeznikian: "Un trouble si clair".
Performed by Sylvaine Billier, Dominik Blum and Martine Joste, Sauter 1/16-tone piano.
Edition Zeitklang, 2003. ez-14016
"Chamber". Contains Julián Carrillo's
"Preludio a Colon", Lou Harrison's "At the Tomb of Charles Ives", Giacinto Scelsi's "Ko-Lho",
Iannis Xenakis' "Anaktoria", Charles Ives's String Quartet no. 2, "Arguments", "The Call of the Mountains",
Harry Partch's "Two Settings From Joyce's Finnegan's Wake", "Isobel" and "Anna the Allmaziful".
Played live by the American Festival of Microtonal
Music with Meredith Borden, soprano; Michiyo Suzuki, clarinet; Andrew Bolotowsky, flute;
Tom Chiu and Conrad Harris, violin; Max Mandel, viola and Dave Egger, cello. series PITCH no. 3.
CD Baby, 2004. P-200203
"Clovek, nástroj, hudba: historické hudební nástroje" (Man, instrument, music: historical musical instruments),
published by Ceské Muzeum Hudby together with the Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) in Prague, 2004.
HF 0025-2132. Contains excerpt of Alois Hába's Fantasy no. 10, op. 31 and the second movement (Poco andante)
of Karel Reiner's "Trí dua pro 2 ctvrttónové klarinety" (Three duos for two quarter-tone clarinets).
"Electronical". Contains Wendy
Carlos: "Afterlife" (1997), Albina Stefanou: "The Daemon", Joel Mandelbaum:
"Andante Cantabile", Elodie Lauten: "XX", Joseph Pehrson: "Blackjack" (2001) and
David Glazier: "Token". Performed by the American Festival of Microtonal
Music Ensemble cond. Johnny Reinhard; Andrew Bolotowsky, bass flute; Kenneth
Bookstein, synthesizer; Elodie Lauten, vocals and keyboards and Chris Washburne,
trombone. CD Baby, 2006. Pitch P-200208
"the door in the wall... instrumentS d'illusion?". Harpsichord works performed by
vivie' vinçent (Vivienne Spiteri).
Contains John Beckwith: "On the Other Hand..." (1997), four quarter-tone studies.
Bruce Mather: "Saumur" (1990), also quarter-tonal.
Calliope Tsoupaki: "Common
Passion" in the just Agricola tuning. Other pieces by Barabara Pentland, David
Eagle, Pierre Schaeffer, François Rose, Pierre Desrochers, Rodney Sharman,
Simon Emmerson, Wendy Prezament and Brian Cherney. Double-CD CMC CD ISI 01-02
"Hallways: 11 musicians and HMSL" A compilation of pieces using HMSL. Works by David Rosenboom,
Jeanne Parson, Carter Scholz, Nick Didkovsky, David Fuqua, Phil Burk, John
Bischoff, Robert Marsanyi and Larry Polansky, of which many in experimental
intonation. Frog Peak Music, 1994. FP09
"50 jaar Stichting Huygens-Fokker". Contains from
"Collages" (1962) for 31-tone organ,
"Sonata 3 for two violins" (1967) in 31-tone e.t. and "Reeks van kleine
klankstukken" (1954) on 31-tone organ,
Wyschnegradsky: "Étude ultrachromatique" (1959) for 31-tone organ,
Jos Zwaanenburg: "Cherubs'
Chirrup" (1992) for open-key alto flute and 31-tone organ,
"Drag on...Claustrophobia" (1997) performed by
Interval Chamber Amsterdam and Janice Jackson,
soprano. The 31-tone organ is played by
Joop van Goozen. Badings' Sonata is performed by
Bouw Lemkes and
Jeanne Vos, violin. Stichting Huygens-Fokker, 1999
"Just West Coast. Microtonal
music from the west". Contains from Harry Partch: "Barstow" (1941) and "Two
Studies on Ancient Greek Scales" (1946), Lou Harrison: "Suite No.2" and "Six
Sonatas", La Monte Young: "Sarabande" and John Cage: "Dream" and "In a
Landscape". Performed by John Schneider on refretted or interchangeable fretboard
acoustic guitar after Partch's and Amy Shulman, harp. Bridge Records, 1993. BCD 9041
"Just Guitars. Microtonal
guitar music". Contains Carter Scholz: "Rhythmicon I", Lou Harrison: "Scenes
from Nek Chand", "Tandy's Tango", "Cinna", "Palace Music", "Plaint &
Variations on 'Song of Palestine'", "Serenado por Gitaro", Harry Partch:
"Letter from Hobo Pablo", "December 1942", "Three Intrusions", Terry Riley:
"Harp of New Albion" and John Schneider: "Lament". Performed by John Schneider,
guitars and vocals. Bridge Records, 2003. BCD 9132
KanteleSatoa: "Contemporary Compositions".
Contains Juhani Nuorvala: "Three Impromptus" for clarinet and kantele, uses microtones,
"Toivo" for kantele and tape, an ambient work in 13-limit JI,
Hannu Pohjannoro: "Maan väreiksi taipuu valo", uses quartertones and
Jukka Tiensuu: Manaus, uses quartertones. IMU-Inkoon musiikki, IMU-CD 075
"Kuuntele". Contains Paola Livorsi: "ascolta", uses microtones. Juhani Nuorvala:
"Three Impromptus" (2006). Performed by Elisa Kerola, kantele, Mikko Raasakka, clarinet.
2006, JaseCD 0044
International DVD project about microtonal music issued by P-ART,
"Music of Ancient Greece". Performed by Christodoulos Halaris. Orata, ORANGM 2013
"Music of the Ancient Greeks". Performed by ensemble De Organographia.
Pandourion Records, 1995. PRCD1001
"Musique de la Grèce Antique - Une lecture des documents qui sont parvenus jusqu'à
nous". Ancient Greek music performed by Atrium Musicæ de Madrid, cond.
Gregorio Paniagua. Harmonia Mundi, 1979, HMA 1901015
"Music from six continents 1992 series".
Contains Juhani Nuorvala: "Pinta ja säe" (Surface and Phrase) (1992) which uses
quartertones. Performed by Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Szymon Kawalla.
Vienna Modern Masters, 1992. VMM 3012
Newband: "Play Microtonal Works by Partch, Cage,
La Barbara and Drummond". Contains Partch's "Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales" (1946),
and Drummond". Contains Partch's "Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales" (1946),
Cage's "Haikai" (1984) and Drummond's "Columbus" (1980). Just intonation
compositions using the zoomoozophone, a metallophone and various other
instruments. Mode Records, 1990. Mode 18
Newband: "Play Microtonal Works by Partch, Monk, Rosenblum, Drummond and Pugliese".
Contains "Daphne of the Dunes" (1958, rev. 1967) played on original Partch
instruments, an arrangement of "'Round Midnight" of Thelonius Monk, "Different
Drums" by Drummond and other works. Mode Records, 1994. Mode 33
Newband: "Dance of the seven veils". Harry Partch: "Castor and Pollux"
(1952), Anne LeBaron: "Southern Ephemera" (1993), Elizabeth Brown: "Archipelago"
(1990/92), Dean Drummond: "Dance of the Seven Veils" (1992).
Harry Partch Instrumentarium, zoomoozophone, juststrokerods, microtonal flute,
cello and synthesizer. Music & Arts, 1996. CD931
Newband: "Harry Partch and Dean
Drummond". Harry Partch: "Eleven Intrusions" (1949-50) and "Dark Brother"
(1943), Dean Drummond: "Before the Last Laugh" and "Congressional Record".
Innova Recordings, 2002. Innova 561
"New Microtonal Music from South California - vols. 1-2". Microtonal Shelf,
1998. CD007, CD008
"New World". Music for acoustic and electronic instruments by the Toronto-based
chamber ensemble ARRAYMUSIC (violin,
clarinet, trumpet, bass, piano, percussion). Features Terry Riley's "Cactus Rosary", written for
ARRAYMUSIC in 1990, using Riley's just-derived (7-limit) Rosary tuning; also
works by Michael J. Baker, Stephen Parkinson, James Tenney, Rudolf Komorous,
Christopher Butterfield. Artifact Music. ART-006
"Pitch" issued by the American Festival of Microtonal Music, 5 CDs, 2003.
CDs are sold separately and there will be a total of 20. For contents and info
about ordering, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Resolver". A Microtonal World Continuum between Meditation and Indeterminate Sound.
David First with guest artists Loretta Goldberg, piano; Joseph Kubera, piano;
Joseph Celli, WX-7 midi breath controller; and the World Casio Quartet. The
disc features six works. O.O. Discs 5, 1996.
Stadler Quartett: "Ekmelische Musik".
Works for string quartet from Alois Hába: Streichquartett nr. 14 op. 94, Franz Richter Herf: "Initialien für
Streichquartett" and "Ekmelischer Satz", Kurt Anton Hueber: Streichquartett
op. 37 "Dankos Herz" and Johannes Kotschy:
Streichquartett nr. 2 op. 35. Reihe Neue Musik Österreich no. 2,
In-akustic balance, 1999. 019-9447-1
"The Harmonic Series". A compilation
of musical works in Just Intonation curated by Duane Pitre. Music by Pauline Oliveros,
Ellen Fullman, Charles Curtis, Michael Marrison, Greg Davis, R Keenan Lawler,
Duane Pitre, Theresa Wong and Zachary James Watkins. Important Records, November 2009.
"The Yasser Collection",
19 short pieces in 19 divisions of the octave commissioned over a 5 year period by trumpeter Stephen Altoft for
this specially adapted instrument. Composers: Lely, Grebtschenko, Anne La Berge, Redgate, Plein, Donald Bousted,
Bryan, Cornelius Schwehr, Bailey, Ravasi, Michael Parsons, Jürg Frey, Michael. H Dixon, Garrido de la Rosa,
Stuart Paul Duncan, Edwards, Neil Haverstick. Microtonal Projects. MPR007CD
"Toward Unknown Regions - 1". Microtonal Shelf, 1998. CD009
"Toward Unknown Regions - 2". Microtonal Shelf, 1998. CD010
- a microtonal music experience". Tuning List forum CD (1998),
Neil Haverstick (ed.) Microtonal music by members of the Tuning List: Taylor,
Burt, Starrett, Sethares, Haverstick, Loffink, Sanford, Genovese, Crews,
Alves, Scholz, Morrison.
"Untwelve 2009 compilation".
10 tracks by 10 different artists.
"Venturi Shadows". Works by Neil Rolnick, Gorn and Ned Rothenberg
performed by Robert Dick. O.O. Discs 7
"Vierteltonduo Bächli/Schneider", the Swiss quarter-tone piano duo Gertrud
Schneider and Thomas Bächli, with compositions of Charles Ives, Peter Streiff,
Dieter Jordi, Roland Moser, Pierre Mariétan, Martin Wehrli and Ivan
Wyschnegradsky. MGB CTS-M 70 (also from CPO)
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organisation selling many microtonal electronic music CDs.
Frog Peak, P.O. Box 1052, Lebanon NH
03766, USA, tel. 603-448-8837, firstname.lastname@example.org, sells discs, cassettes
and many scores.
Split-Notes is a microtonal netlabel from which CD's
can be downloaded in CD quality FLAC-format or MP3-format for free.
"The Microtonal Record Shelf" is an initiative of Brian McLaren. Write to
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