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The podcast about xenharmonic & microtonal music and discussion.
 
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Just as the site implies . . . All things Xen, Big and small at random intervals . . . now in Audio.
 
DABCC Radio is IT News talk show hosted by Douglas Brown, MVP, CTP, vEXPERT. Douglas interviews the who’s of the Citrix, Microsoft, VMware related cloud, desktop, EUC, mobility, security, storage, and virtualization world today! DABCC Radio is hosted by Douglas A. Brown, MVP, CTP, vEXPERT Douglas Brown is the Founder and President of DABCC, Inc. Doug has more than 20 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, and server based computing technologies and markets. DABCC is the first and most ...
 
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[AUDIO POST] Another long one, but we had to cover the list. I also spend some time explaining why this interests me and how much I AM NOT a music industry expert. Just a passionate fan with a desire to … The post The list is out and Fan Voting has begun! Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 nominations appeared first on Quantum Xen.…
 
I spend some time talking about what I get out of following the RRHoF news and they way it all works from my fandom point of view. Mostly, this is a heads up that a lot of posts about this … The post Getting ready for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominations announcement appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Settle back for a long one as I recount my weekend and tell the story about losing my keys and their miraculous return. Also, check my blog post for a link to my Instagram for pictures from the camp and … The post The Mystery of the Lost Keys appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
I tried to stay off Facebook in the traditional way for a year, but it’s not quite working out that way. I talk about why and honestly this moment assumes you’ve been listening since the August launch. If you haven’t … The post Changing Tactics appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Just a quick one to update you on being home. Also, sent out new friend invites so maybe some others will check out the Moments. More soon! from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/2o0qCXl via IFTTT… The post Back from Retreat appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Take a soak in the musical seas of Warren Burt, who has been an avid pioneer in microtonality and electronics for nearly half a century! Stories of his personal journey into a passionate curiosity for tuning; discussion of the use of algorithmic processes in composition; ruminations on technology; mysteries of lost gear; and more. Music All tra ...…
 
I’m trying out a new segment. It’s kind of multi-layered: Things I find peculiar about me. In this instance, being ‘late to the party’ on popular things. My example this time is the comedy show ‘The Good Place’. Also, there … The post Typically Me: Late to The Party appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
As I prepare to be gone for the weekend, I’m just touching base now to let you all know what the week may bring. I spot some Porsche cars. Also, I plan on a special soundtrack episode soon. from Quantum … The post Grab Bag 2 appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Just had a kind of Meta moment I don’t get to capture very often. Call it ‘You Had To Be There’ but it was still very strange to me. Let me know if I did alright painting the picture. from … The post Meaningful Coincidence appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Talking Video Games, Podcast apps and even some D&D today! from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/34PECEi via IFTTT… The post Grab Bag appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
This news is just hours old. No word on cause of death, just that he was found unresponsive. Ric was 75. Another great loss to Rock and Roll. from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/2IbgClj via IFTTT Related Article: Ric Ocasek, Cars … The post R.I.P. Ric Ocasek appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Feeling a real loss today, even though I couldn’t tell you much more than the Wikipedia summary version of who Eddie Money is. I try to unpack the feelings and the overall sense of loss as he and other luminaries … The post R.I.P. Eddie Money appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Looking for feedback from listeners on Mobile using the Website Player on my Blog. If that’s how you listen (aka Mobile Web) does this episode work any better than previous ones? If you use a podcast app or listen on … The post Technical Difficulties on Mobile appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Join us for an episode featuring Johnny Reinhard, legendary bassoonist and head of the American Festival of Microtonal Music. We shoot the breeze, discuss 128 tuning, and talk about microtonal performance and practice on the bassoon. Other topics include polymicrotonality, improvisation, and playing technique. His latest work in 128-note tuning ...…
 
Just sort of a miscellany post this morning. We have for cool air and fog over the mountain today. Also, looking for some Hyperlapse ideas in my local area. from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/2LqnYlT via IFTTT… The post Of Fall-like Mornings and Pocket Gimbals appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Image Source: MTV.com On the recommendation of a friend, I check out a recent episode of Black Mirror and gush at the impact. Related Article: MILEY CYRUS CALLS THE INDUSTRY DARK, SAYING HER BLACK MIRROR EPISODE IS BASED ON HER… The post Miley should do more covers appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Asking for listeners, if you are so inclined, to head over to my Forums and leave a comment to show me if you are real. Go here: https://quantumxen.net/forums/topic/audio-listeners-feedback/ and thanks in advance! from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/2PCzkIH via IFTTT… The post Call to Action appeared first on Quantum Xen.…
 
Call it irrational, but I have my reasons for griping about early holiday excitement. I try to explain my viewpoint. I’m not out to change anyone’s mind, just providing some personal perspective. from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/2MOvM3P via IFTTT… The post Hey! It’s Still Summer. appeared first on Quantum Xen.…
 
One of those things were I KNEW but it didn’t dawn on me. In my defense I don’t hear the original nearly as much as I hear the Unplugged version. Did you know this? Is this news to you? Leave … The post Layla and Layla Unplugged appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
The ‘Pretty In Pink’ Soundtrack arrived and it is all I wanted. Still waiting on ‘The Breakfast Club’ one to arrive. Also made a discovery (and purchase) for a ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ disc. The saga continues . . .… The post One down, four to go appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Which household cleaning supply secretly identifies as a Bohlen-Pierce instrument? Find out in this episode! The annual UnTwelve event brings together microtonal and xenharmonic composers from a variety of different backgrounds. Our discussion focused around theory and practice of each others’ pieces. We also perform an improvisation, and give ...…
 
A big thanks to all the new listeners out there! I see you in the form of plays logged on the Anchor.FM app! If I can find your feedback I’ll try to make it apparent to you! Hang in there!… The post Thanks and Stuff appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Buckle up, folks this is a long one. I thought it would be a good idea to try to record a very funky dream I just had. It’s all very off the top of my head so I apologize for … The post Dream Journal: Alien Contact appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I was not going to bother with the Disney+ service. Until now . . . See the reason on my Facebook page, Quantum Xen. from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/2ZolxFk via IFTTT… The post WTH, Disney+?! appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Oops! The campaign used to push my blog posts to email was accidentally suspended by yours truly. Fixed now, but is probably a mess this release. Should return to normal after this. Sorry! from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/2Nr3Imu via IFTTT… The post An apology to my MailChimp Subscribers appeared first on Quantum Xen.…
 
This morning I realized I can’t get soundtracks from my favorite John Hughes movies on any streaming services and it’s driving me nuts. Guess I’m going to have to make my own playlists. from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/31U6fdg via IFTTT… The post What happened to the ‘Pretty in Pink’ soundtrack album? appeared first on Quantum Xen.…
 
It’s a busy day on the feed as I figured out how to employ both of my podcast feeds with just one recording. I’m very excited! from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/2P4SzKH via IFTTT… The post Technical Breakthrough appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
During my morning dogwalk, I talk through my recent observations about the lean audio project. There been hits and misses, but in the end I’m making more content than I have all year. Something that developed after this recording, is … The post Rethinking My Approach appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Not an important post, just a test to see if an IFTTT applet will crosspost from my Anchor Feed to my WordPress blog. Cross fingers! from Quantum Xen Moments https://ift.tt/2NjfQ94 via IFTTT… The post FOO 2 appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
It’s been a hot minute, but I’m beginning a new thing and I didn’t want to leave behind the audience that I have neglected for so long. There is a chance you are seeing this twice, so if you’ve already … The post A new Audio beginning appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
Bill Sethares joins us for a conversation about the relationship between timbre and tuning. Research from Kevin Hobby and Bill Sethares shows us how to design strings with arbitrary inharmonic spectra. One use for this technique is to make inharmonic tunings sound consonant. An example of such an instrument is the Hyperpiano - tuned to the whol ...…
 
Dolores Catherino joins us with interesting conversation about keyboard technique, polychromatic notation, the limits of perception, and artificial intelligence. As a multi-instrumentalist and microtonal musician, she often works in the higher numbered equal tunings of 72 and 106-equal, and gave a TED talk about it 2016. We also talk about soft ...…
 
Jude Thomas hosts the only all microtonal-radio program (Xen Radio) on KPISS, so we sat down with him to talk about the challenges of having a multi-genre program and being a selective curator. As a barbershop singer in Voices of Gotham, he is keenly aware of how melody and harmony interact, the unique oral traditions of the genre, and the rela ...…
 
UnTwelve 2018 composition winner Brian Riordan talks about his fascinating use of piano transducers and just intonation in “Recorded Ruins.” Indonesian slendro tunings, human interactions with technology, DIY instrument tricks, and the purpose of notation and microtonality permeate this conversation. Why is real-time processing an essential per ...…
 
How does one win a GRAMMY® award? Which never-before-heard recording of Partch himself will be featured on the group’s upcoming album? What does music for the Harry Partch instruments look like? How on earth do the players tune their instruments? Find out in this witty, riveting episode where we talk with John Schneider! Be sure to get “Sonata ...…
 
The Mercury Tree is an experimental prog band from Portland, Oregon, and we interviewed them in the middle of their Spidermilk tour across the U.S. Spidermilk is entirely in 17-tone equal temperament, though the band have also used microtones previously (Permutations, Cryptic Tree EP). Spidermilk is a particularly exciting album because the ban ...…
 
Brendan Byrnes joins Sevish and Stephen Weigel for a chill chat about all things microtonal music. Brendan composes and performs both solo and with his band Ilevens. Important questions are answered, such as: Why do drummers prefer 12edo? What microtonalist almost moved in with Brendan? How might MIDI 2.0 make making microtonal music more manag ...…
 
Which piece of music is favored most by Easley Blackwood’s cat? And which one of his etudes caused people at the O’Hare airport to call him “crazy” when played over the speakers? Find out in this landmark episode! Here, we discuss both the Twelve and Six Etudes, analysis of them, various equal tunings, and chord structures in equal tunings. Mus ...…
 
In episode 315, Douglas Brown interviews Garrett Helmer - Senior Vice President of Channels, Eric Johnson - Channel SE, and Kyle Yardley - Partner Business Development Manager at PrinterLogic. Together we discuss the... Visit http://www.dabcc.com for more cloud, desktop, mobility, security, storage, and virtualization news and support resource ...…
 
Stephen and Ben discuss interactive technology and the merits of microtonal composition. Within interactive technology comes a host of questions, both about acoustic instruments (will robots be taking over violin players’ jobs?) and synths. Microtonal accidentals, gear, MIDI 2.0, sound masses, and Baroque tunings are are big topics here. Music ...…
 
Istanbul has a long history and a diverse set of musical cultures, which include Anatolian folk music and Ottoman Turkish urban music. With thousands of guitars in Turkey, it was only a matter of time until somebody found a way to play guitar music in the appropriate local tunings using frets. Tolgahan Çoğulu shares his experience playing micro ...…
 
In episode 314, Douglas Brown interviews Dan Dillman, CEO and Cliff Miller, CTP at A2U! Together we discuss the EUC world today, cloud, VDI, SBC, Microsoft MVD, DaaS, Thin Clients and much more. About A2UBased in... Visit http://www.dabcc.com for more cloud, desktop, mobility, security, storage, and virtualization news and support resource from ...…
 
Bruce Hamilton and Stephen Weigel discuss technology and social gatherings in microtonal music. Workflow with polysystemic tunings and DAW’s is a big topic here - find out what Dr. Hamilton’s favorite DAW is by listening! Other topics covered include university life, putting on events and drawing in listeners, polysystemic tunings, microtonal e ...…
 
In this episode, Stephen and Sevish discuss performance, teaching, and tuning with Neil Haverstick. Neil Haverstick is an experienced country/blues guitarist and composer who has been performing both 12-equal and microtonal music for many years. Neil considers himself a lifelong student and necessary teacher in the musical community - a musicia ...…
 
In this episode, Stephen and Sevish discuss microtonal guitar music with Jack Tickner, who is a part of many bands and projects and mods guitars into different frettings (Wollongong, Maybe Pile, and his self-titled music)! Topics include accessibility/production, ear training and perception, auditioning scales in the community, the ear as a sub ...…
 
In this episode, Stephen discusses ear training and sliding-pitch techniques with two members of UnTwelve, Jacob and Chris. (Be sure to spread the word about UnTwelve 2019 camp, happening from August 4-13 at the Gesundheit Institute in West Virginia)! The three composers discuss performance techniques and music theory of compositions they have ...…
 
Our guest today is Dr. John Chalmers, author of Divisions of the Tetrachord. He shares his experiences and interactions with Harry Partch, Erv Wilson, Ivor Darreg, and other folks working with microtonal and xenharmonic music. We had a good chat about various tuning systems such as tritriadic scales and the merits of 12-, 19-, 31-, 41-, 53-equa ...…
 
First audio journal of the year and we are making plans and commitments. I spend the majority of the time addressing recent actions to commit to my photography passion. This will also mark an addition to the blog as it … The post New Year, New Goals appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
In this episode, Stephen and SEVISH talk with Elaine Walker (the brains behind “ZIA”) about her new EP (Four-Momentum) and various equal tunings. Recurring experiential topics include performance, hardware/software, compression/mastering/pop-music, and composing strategies. Elaine also has a lot to say about keyboards of all types, having desig ...…
 
It’s been a minute getting back to the Audio Game. But a recent acquisition, namely a TASCAM DR-05 ‘Linear PCM Recorder’ has changed my Tech game for the better. As you will hear in the audio, this thing SOUNDS GREAT! … The post Gear Upgrades and Refocusing appeared first on Quantum Xen.By Xenzirril.
 
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