One Pitch-Splitter to Another

Microtonal guitarist John Schneider of KPFK conducted an interview with me and pianist Aron Kallay today, who’s been playing some of my microtonal keyboard pieces. You can still hear it. My portion doesn’t start until almost halfway through. For the interview to work, John has to pretend he doesn’t understand microtonality as well as I do. I remember that hazard of doing interviews. I used to feign ignorance so well that an interviewee once mentioned bar lines and then asked, “Do you know what a bar line is?” I replied, “I have a doctorate in music, you may speak freely.”


  1. mclaren says

    What are these strange “split” pitches of which you speak? Surely everyone knows there are only twelve notes…