Harry Partch

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    Barstow - Eight Hitchhiker Inscriptions from a Highway Railing at Barstow, CaliforniaHarry Partch
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    Partch in Prologue, Adapted ViolaHarry Partch
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    Chromelodeon IHarry Partch
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    Harmonic Canon IIHarry Partch
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        Harry Partch grew up in Tombstone, AZ, and was taught by his family to play the clarinet, harmonica, reed organ, guitar. A self-taught composer, he rode the rails during the early Depression years. Partch was an original theorist on tuning systems, wrote the extraordinary book Genesis of a Music (1949), and an instrument designer and builder from 1938 onwards. His operas, in micro-tonal tunings played on his self-made instruments, were often designed for performers who would tak... Read more

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