TUNINGS AND NEW INSTRUMENTS: a Symposium for Composers, Performers, Instrument Designers and Acousticians; Monday 5 March 2007

The Music and Technology Research Group of London Metropolitan University is pleased to invite all who are interested in new directions in music to an informal symposium.

Time: 10.00 to 5.00 on Monday 5 March 2007.

Place: London Metropolitan University: Rooms 101 and 102, 41 Commercial Road, London E1 1LA (5 minutes walk from Aldgate East Underground Station).

The Symposium is open to the public and is free of charge, but registration in advance is strongly preferred: please notify Lewis Jones <[email protected]>, to whom any enquiries may also be sent.


10.00 Registration, Coffee and Welcome

10.30 Wim Hoogewerf (guitar): The Guitar in Sixteenth-tone Tuning

11.30 Jose Antonio Martin Salinas (London Metropolitan University) and Lee Ferguson (percussion): The 96-tone Equal Temperament Conic Bellophone and Piccolo Bellophone


1.30 Aaron Andrew Hunt (Eastern Illinois University, Charleston): H-Pi Instruments: The Tuning Box microtonal MIDI keyboard converter The Tonal Plexus microtonal keyboard synthesizer MegaScore microtonal notation and sequencing software

2.30 Jacob Barton (Houston): The Udderbot: a New Slide Woodwind

3.30 Donald Bousted and Steve Altoft (trumpet): The Microtonal Trumpet

4.30 Concluding discussion.

This event follows and complements the UK MICROFEST 2, 2-4 March, at Riverhouse, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 2PF. For details please see the website (www.microtonalprojects.co.uk), where a the full pdf programme is available.