Sunday, April 28, 2019

Microtonalism page with a bio of Novaro

John Chalmers has pointed out this page which includes mention of some other earlier Mexican microtonalist with a segment on Novaro os included.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Novaro's instruments were looking for a home in 1980

In conversations with the Guggenheim Foundation, it was disclosed that the son had contacted the foundation to see if they would take a donation of Novaro's instruments which they were not equipped to do. UPDATE It appears that the instruments being offered were mainly strings and some pianos.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lattice of Novaro's 23 tone scale as found in his 27-29 editions

It is interesting that the diamond or diamond-like structures would occur from different people without any contact. While Harry Partch gave us his 11 limit diamond in 1927, here Novaro provided us with his own 9 limit one. It is also worth noting that both of them inserted extra tones near the 1/1 to fill in the gap that is a common feature of diamonds and lambdomas in general.