John Chalmers



    Published writings on microtonal music by John Chalmers



    Book:

  • The Divisions of the Tetrachord. Frog Peak Music, Hanover NH, 1993, 234 pages.

  • Chalmers's Compendium of Tetrachordal Scales, A set of Ji Calc HyperCard stacks for tuning synthesizers to the scales in 'Divisions'. Frog Peak Music, Lebanon NH, 1993.

  • Diagrams of frequency ratios
  • Articles, essays, papers:

  • "Editorial and Prospectus", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 1, 1974, pp. 2-3.

  • "Conversion Tables and Just Intonation Tables", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 1, 1974, pp. 26-57.

  • "New Linear Temperaments", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 2, 1974, pp. 36-41.

  • "Notes and Comments", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 3, 1975, pp. 2-3.

  • "The Application of Rothenberg's Pattern Recognition Model to the Structure of Tetrachords and Tetrachordal Scales", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 3, 1975, pp. 51-62.

  • "Notes and Comments", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 4, 1975, pp. 2-3.

  • "Cyclic scales", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 4, 1975, pp. 69-78.

  • "Notes and Comments Five", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 5, 1976, pp. 2-3.

  • "Notes and Comments Six", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 6, 1977, pp. 2-3.

  • "Microtonal Mathematics 1", Interval vol. 1 no. 2, 1978, pp. 12-13.

  • "Polychordal Matrices for MOS Scales", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 7-8, 1979, pp. 156-167.

  • "Notes and Comments: Seven and Eight", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 7-8, 1979, pp. 2-3.

  • "A Collection of Scales with Nineteen Notes", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 7-8, 1979, pp. 168-180.

  • "Some Additional Nineteen Tone Scales", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 7-8, 1979, pp. 181-186.

  • "Some Designs for Small Numbered Non-12-Tone Metallophones and Keyboards", Interval vol. 2 no. 4, fall 1980, pp. 10, 14.

  • "Report on Visit to the Carrillo Studio", Interval vol. 3 no. 3, 1982, p. 4.

  • "Construction and Harmonization of Microtonal Scales in non-twelve-tone Equal Temperaments", Proceedings of the 8th International Computer Music Conference, Venice, Italy. ICMA, 1982, pp. 534-555.

  • "Joseph Yasser, 1893 - 1981", Interval vol. 3 no. 4, summer 1982, p. 25.

  • "Letter to the Editor, "Dear Ear." Contains some keyboards for 10-tone Equal Temperament and an All-Interval Row in 10-tone Equal Temperament", Ear vol. 8 no. 1-2, 1983, p. 2.

  • "Letter to the Editor, "Dear Ear." Contains a listing of All-Interval Rows in various Equal temperaments", Ear vol. 8 no. 3, 1983, p. 2.

  • "Tritriadic Scales with Seven Tones", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 9, 1986, pp. 3-19.

  • "Tritriadic Transformations", 1/1 vol. 3 no. 1, 1987, pp. 1-9.

  • "Tritriadic Scales with Seven Tones, Part Two: Derived Forms and Structural Properties", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 10, 1987, pp. 20-31.

  • "Report on the American Festival of Microtonal Music's 'Microfest'", 1/1 vol. 4 no. 3, 1988, pp. 12-14.

  • "Report on the 1988 Third Coast New Music Project, 'The Eternal Internal-A Festival of Microtonal Musics'", 1/1 vol. 4 no. 3, 1988, p. 15.

  • "Book Review: The Structure of Recognizable Diatonic Scales by Easley Blackwood", 1/1 vol. 4 no. 3, 1988, pp. 4-5, 14.

  • "Tetrachordal Scales and Complexes", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 11, 1989, pp. 1-20.

  • "The Nineteen-Tone Instruments of W.A. (Jim) Piehl and Tillman Schafer", Experimental Musical Instruments vol. 4 no. 6, April 1989, pp. 5-7.

  • "Tritriadic Scales with Seven Tones, Part Three: The M->T and D->M Matrices", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 12, 1989, pp. 39-67.

  • "Getting in Tune with Microtunings", Letter to Editor, Electronic Musician vol. 5 no. 7, July 1989, pp. 13-14.

  • "JI Calc 3.11 (review)", Experimental Musical Instruments vol. 5 no. 6, 1990, pp. 19-20.

  • "Three Approaches to Harmony in 13-TET", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 13, spring 1991, pp. 53-64.

  • "Notes and Comments 13", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 13, spring 1991, pp. 2-3.

  • "Harmonic and Subharmonic Versions of Kathleen Schlesinger's Harmoniai", 1/1 vol. 7 no. 3, 1992, pp. 4-11.

  • "A Compendium of 12-tone Scales in 5-Limit Just Intonation", 1/1 vol. 7 no. 4, 1992, pp. 4-9, 15-16.

  • "Review of 'Cognitive Foundations of Musical Pitch', by Carol L. Krumhansl", Leonardo vol. 25 no. 2, 1992, pp. 221-223.

  • "Notes and Comments 14", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 14, 1993, pp. 1-2.

  • "Just in Fun-Augenskalen", 1/1 vol. 8 no. 1, 1993, p. 2.

  • "The Triadic Diamond, the Triadic Reversed Diamond, and their Constituent Tetrachords when D = 3/2", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 15, autumn 1993, pp. 60-73.

  • "The TOUCH-TONE« Signal Pitches as Subsets of Stretched 14-Tone ET's", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 15, autumn 1993, pp. 74-80.

  • "Cents and Non-Cents: Logarithmic Measures of Musical Interval Magnitude", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 15, autumn 1993, pp. 81-95.

  • "Review of The Just Intonation Primer by David Doty", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 15, autumn 1993, pp. 96-97.

  • "An Anticipation of the Partch Tonality Diamond in Augusto Novaro's Sistema Natural Base del Natural-Aproximado (1927)", 1/1 vol. 8 no. 2, 1994, pp. 9-10.

  • "Two Recent Books on Ancient Greek Music, book reviews of M.L. West's 'Ancient Greek Music', and Andrew Barker's 'Greek Musical Writings II, Harmonic and Acoustic Theory'", 1/1 vol. 8 no. 3, 1994, pp. 2, 16.

  • "In Memoriam Ivor Darreg (1917-1994)", 1/1 vol. 8 no. 3, 1994, p. 20.

  • "In Memoriam Ivor Darreg (1917-1994)", Experimental Musical Instruments vol. 9 no. 4, 1994, pp. 7-8.

  • "The Wayward: Harry Partch at UCSD", 1/1 vol. 8 no. 4, 1994, pp. 20, 24.

  • "Notes and Comments 16", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 16, autumn 1995, pp. 1-3.

  • "Principios de la Gama Dinßmica by Eduardo Sßbat-Garibaldi (review)", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 16, autumn 1995, pp. 126-127.

  • "Oedipus and Revelation in the Courthouse Park: Harry Partch's Two Music-Dramas on Classical Greek Themes", Didaskalia vol. 3 no. 1, 1996.

  • "Notes and Comments 17", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 17, spring 1998, pp. 1-3.

  • "The Number of 23-Prime-Limit Superparticular Ratios Less Than 10,000,000", Xenharmonik˘n vol. 17, spring 1998, pp. 111-115.

  • with M. Joel Mandelbaum: "Multiple Division of the Octave and the Tonal Resources of 19-tone Temperament", Current Musicology vol. 5, 1967, pp. 138-142.

  • with Ervin M. Wilson "Combination Product Sets and Other Melodic and Harmonic Structures", Proceedings of the 7th International Computer Music Conference, North Texas State University, Denton, TX. ICMA, 1982, pp. 348-362.

Updated: 2002.7.14, 1998.11.4



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