Microtonal tunings in electronic dance music : a survey of precedent and potential

Hart, AM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3210-1223 2016, 'Microtonal tunings in electronic dance music : a survey of precedent and potential' , Contemporary Music Review, 35 (2) , pp. 242-262.

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While numerous contemporary composers have explored the endless possibilities afforded by microtonal tuning systems, Western popular music has hitherto rarely ventured from the harmonic comfort zone of 12-tone equal temperament. This article highlights an unlikely exception to this trend in the emergence of a community of microtonal electronic dance musicians, and examines how changes in technology, culture, and distribution might have led to its development.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Contemporary Music Review
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0749-4467
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Depositing User: AM Hart
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 09:08
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:30
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/52894

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