Articles about Just Intonation

Pantonality Generalised: Ben Johnston's Artistic Researches In Extended Just Intonation
Tempo (2015) Vol. 69, No. 272, pp. 24-37

This article explores the use of innovatory tonal relations in the music of the American composer Ben Johnston (b. 1926). Johnston's use of a microtonal tuning system employing scales and intervals in extended just intonation is described, and passages from ...

Eivind Groven’s automat for adaptive just intonation: A pioneering example of musically situated technology
Studia Musicologica Norvegica (2015) Vol. 1, pp. 40-63

This article will discuss how Groven’s theoretical and technical work had its basis in musical rather than technical challenges, and how his investment in music technology was musically rather than technologically driven. This discussion traces how his technological thinking evolved ...

American Recorder (2015) Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 22-25


Dancing with the Scales: Subchromatic Generated Tone Systems
Journal of Music Theory (2014) Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 179-233

This article introduces basics of a theory of generated tone systems. It is built on an explicit conceptualization of the notion of comma and yields illuminative insights into diverse areas of music-theoretical discourse. Superchromatic and chromatic comma lattices lead to ...