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The Partch Reverberations: Notes on a Musical Rebel Jeff Smith

The Partch Reverberations: Notes on a Musical Rebel

Jeff Smith

Published January 14th 2015
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33 pages
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One of Americas most experimental composers, Harry Partch went on a relentless quest to break through the tradition that dominated Western music for centuries. Over the years he built 40 instruments, all from found items, to play microtonalitiesMoreOne of Americas most experimental composers, Harry Partch went on a relentless quest to break through the tradition that dominated Western music for centuries. Over the years he built 40 instruments, all from found items, to play microtonalities far beyond the 12-tone scale. He also advocated a corporeal performance style, where musicians played his great. sculpted instruments with vigorous physicality. When he died in 1974, the question persisted for years: what to do with such a priceless - and fragile - legacy?