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

Contents

Chapter One from emperor chun to the vacant lot
3
Chapter Two American musical tendencies
48
Chapter Three definitions pertaining to intonation
67
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