Microtonal Adventures Festival
Four concerts, ten lectures, two workshops, and a roundtable discussion exploring music outside the standard western tuning system.
UnTwelve, WWU, and Sound Culture present the Microtonal Adventures Festival, May 18-20 on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham (USA).
This beautiful Pacific Northwest location will serve as the meeting place for a wide variety of xenharmonic practitioners and enthusiasts. The three-day event features concerts and lectures devoted to historical tunings; non-Western music; contemporary chamber, electroacoustic, and pop music; and microtonal theory. Also planned are two hands-on workshops and a roundtable discussion.
Artists and presenters include electronic wizard Elaine Walker, guitarist and author Neil Haverstick, sarod player Brandon McIntosh, early music specialist Jonathan Oddie, composer and Harry Partch scholar Charles Corey, Portland experimental band Mercury Tree, Duotronics (WA), Igliashon Jones (WA), Noah Jordan (BC), Brendan Byrnes (CA), Kite Giedraitis (OR), Stephen Weigel (IN), Christopher Bailey (MA), Aaron K Johnson (IL), Bruce Hamilton (WA), Kole Galbraith & Matt Pollock (WA), Adam Haws (WA), John Platter (WA) and several WWU musicians.
Tickets and admission
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS – FREE ADMISSION
CONCERT ADMISSION - $10 GENERAL, $7 STUDENT
Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m., Room 16 - Choir Room
[EARLY KEYBOARD & CHAMBER & ELECTRONIC]
- Jonathan Oddie (early keyboard works)
- Quartertone works by Adam Haws & Charles Ives (played by WWU pianists)
- Bruce Hamilton (played by Fifth Inversion)
- Duotronics (prepared & processed electric guitars)
Saturday, May 19, 3 p.m., Concert Hall
[PARTCH, INDIAN, MICRO-RHODES]
Charles Corey (& friends) play Corey & Partch, Brandon McIntosh (sarod, with tabla player), Noah Jordan (micro-Rhodes)
Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., Room 16 - Choir Room
[SOLO FRETLESS GUITAR/OUD, ELECTRONICA, PROG ROCK]
Neil Haverstick, Elaine Walker (& friends), The Mercury Tree (& friends)
Sunday, May 20, 7:30 p.m., Room 16 - Choir Room
[ELECTRONIC & EXPERIMENTAL}
Christopher Bailey, Aaron K Johnson, Bruce Hamilton, Kite Giedraitis, Stephen Weigel, Kole Galbraith & Matt Pollock, John Platter
Lectures & Workshops
Friday, May 18
Lecture - Jonathan Oddie (early music); 3 p.m., Room 47
Lecture - Charles Corey (Harry Partch); 4 p.m., Room 47
Saturday, May 19
Workshop 1 - production techniques w/Elaine Walker - 10-11:30 a.m., Room 16
Lectures - world perspectives: Neil Haverstick, Brandon McIntosh, Kite Giedraitis; 12:30-2:30 p.m., Room 16
Sunday, May 20
Lectures – theory & practice: Stephen Weigel, Igliashon Jones, Brendan Byrnes; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Room 16
Panel Discussion - microtonal electronica w/Bruce Hamilton, Brendan Byrnes, Igliashon Jones, and Sevish (UK) via Skype); 2-3 p.m., Room 16
Workshop 2 - xenharmonic choir, w/ Aaron K Johnson; 3 p.m., Room 16
Lectures – software tools: John Platter, Kite Giedraitis; 4-5 p.m., Room 16
For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found on Western's Disability Resources website.
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