Now&Xen; Microtonal Piano Covers & Transcriptions

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About Now&Xen; Microtonal Piano Covers & Transcriptions

Now&Xen is the microtonal podcast - brainchild of Sevish, and now run by Stephen Weigel. We talk to seasoned veterans of microtonal music about the techniques they use to play their instruments, music theory, composition, performance, education, and the role of microtonality in society. We generally focus on contemporary music, though we dig into older music quite a bit as well. The podcast is taking a break from creating new episodes on a schedule until the Patreon account hits 60 patrons. (Episodes may be released sporadically until then).

In the meantime, I (Stephen Weigel) will be continuously creating microtonal keyboard arrangements & transcriptions covering various types of genres. One project I'm working on right now is creating keyboard arrangements for each of Easley Blackwood's microtonal etudes! I also create technique and theory videos, usually about various equal temperament layouts (which are changed based on what I'm working on). And I create microtonal covers of songs that are originally written in xenharmonic tuning systems, which I enjoy putting together as a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and composer. It is my passion to discover new sounds and to stretch our perception, imagination, and knowledge, which microtonality allows on a satisfying and deep level. It's something that's so necessary to the strong online community of microtonal musicians that I would do anything to keep it going - microtonality is so rare and special that it is pedagogically and historically valuable to have some dialogue about it!

Your support means so much - podcasting, theory videos, technique videos, microtonal multi-instrumental covers, and microtonal arrangements are educational resources we want to continue for the benefit of the entire musical community. Your generous donations will go towards helping pay hosting fees, bringing in special guests, freeing up time, and investigating new xenharmonic ideas (that bring new, or newly codified, knowledge). We also have additional conversations and bonus content for our patrons only, though we try to make the majority of our show free and accessible to everybody. Thank you for all you do as listeners and supporters of the show!

Previous guests on Now&Xen include Easley Blackwood, Tolgahan Çoğulu, GRAMMY Award® winner John Schneider (Harry PARTCH ensemble), Kyle Gann, Dolores Catherino, Toby Twining, Bill Sethares, Johnny Reinhard, Christian Klinkenberg, Brendan Byrnes, The Mercury Tree, members of UnTwelve, and countless others.
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After 60 patrons, Now&Xen will create podcast episodes on a regular schedule (instead of sporadically).
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