Sunday, January 06, 2008

Harry Partch — BBC Documentary

I happen to think that only in music have truly new directions been found, and that these are two and only two: electronic music and the 43-tone works and instruments of Harry Partch.
— Jacques Barzun, “Harry Partch and the Moderns” (1971), in Critical Questions, 1982, p. 59.

The BBC Documentary:

Part 1 of 6:

Part 2 of 6:

Part 3 of 6:

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Part 6 of 6:

Search YouTube for “Harry Partch”.

See also Leo Wong, Barstow Inscriptions.