The Western Washington University Music Department, UnTwelve and Sound Culture will host the Microtonal Adventures Festival May 18-20. This event will have four concerts, 10 lectures, two workshops and a roundtable discussion exploring music.
This weekend-long event will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May, 18 and will continue through Sunday, May, 20.
Western’s campus will serve as the meeting place for a wide variety of xenharmonic practitioners and enthusiasts. The three-day event features concerts and lectures devoted to historical tunings; non-Western music; contemporary chamber, electroacoustic, and pop music; and microtonal theory. There will also be two hands-on workshops and a roundtable discussion.
The event will have artists and presenters such as electronic wizard Elaine Walker, guitarist and author Neil Haverstick, sarod player Brandon McIntosh, early music specialist Jonathan Oddie, composer and Harry Partch scholar Charles Corey, Portland experimental band Mercury Tree, Duotronics, Igliashon Jones, Noah Jordan, Brendan Byrnes, Kite Giedraitis, Stephen Weigel, Christopher Bailey, Aaron K Johnson, Bruce Hamilton, Kole Galbraith & Matt Pollock, Adam Haws, John Platter and several WWU musicians.
All lectures and workshops are free, and concert admission for the general public is $10 and $7 for students. The general public can purchase a festival pass that will include four shows for $30 and students can purchase it for $20. For a full schedule of events, workshops and contacts go to https://cfpa.wwu.edu/music.