Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments

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Perseus Books, 1974 - Music - 517 pages
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Partch explains the philosophy of composition that underlies the forty-three tone works and instruments he has created.

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User Review  - Mick Bordet - Goodreads

A fascinating read, providing a general and historic introduction into the reasoning behind Partch's investigations into and refinement of a more natural tuning system than the current standard equal ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Toub - Goodreads

Not an easy read in many chapters, but a book I turn to again and again over the years by one of the few original composers and freethinkers. Read full review


Chapter One from emperor chun to the vacant lot
Chapter Two American musical tendencies
Chapter Three definitions pertaining to intonation

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