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Old 11.30.2009, 06:29 AM   #3
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Partch probably wouldn't make much of it as it has a whole tone slide per note; he was using 88 keys for just over an octave (so far as I know). This has a much broader range of pitches than Partch's invention, but much less breadth (or should I say depth?) over intervals smaller than an octave.

It's interesting in as far as it resolves some of the problems of Western tuning consolidating non-Western ideas; La Monte Young's pieces will probably find that they get more of an outing now. Especially as, I imagine, once Young passes along the incredibly difficult impositions he makes on the concert hall will be lessened slightly. I'd be interested to see what people make of it once the initial wave of playing existing 'world' music on it passes, because from that footage I'd imagine that it'll just be a less cumbersome dulcimer for a while.
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