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Talk by Ross Duffin - Cambridge Tuning Abstracts 2

When Jan 27, 2014
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where 5.00pm, Cudworth Room, Faculty of Music
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Just Intonation in Renaissance Theory and Practice

A system of tuning where all intervals are acoustically pure has been seen by some as an eternal and natural aspiration and by others as not only unachievable but actually undesirable. Virtually all early theorists endorse pure intervals but one modern expert called them ‘boring’ and ‘insipid’ and their attempted use ‘insane’. Come hear the truth about Just Intonation: whether it is possible in spite of all the complications, first of all, and if so, whether it’s a desirable goal.


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