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Warren Burt - Music For Tuning Forks MP3 FLAC
Warren Burt
Music For Tuning Forks
Modern Classical, Experimental
XCT 014
FLAC size:
1303 mb
MP3 size:
1111 mb
WMA size:
1196 mb


1Voices, Tuning Forks And Accordion
Accordion [Microtonal Solo] – Catherine SchieveConductor – John McCaugheyPerformer – Astra ChoirRecorded By – Peter Liddelow
2Almond Bread Harmonies II
Conductor – Warren BurtPerformer [Tuning Forks] – Angela Dillon, Catherine Schieve, Ernie Althoff, Robert Paredes, Rodney BerryProducer – Paul Petran
3Improvisation In Two Ancient Greek Modes
Performer [Tuning Forks] – Ernie Althoff, Warren BurtProducer – Stephen Snelleman


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneWarren Burt Music For Tuning Forks ‎(CDr, Album)Not On LabelnoneAustralia2000
SAT-TF1Warren Burt Music For Tuning Forks ‎(Cass, Album, C60)Scarlet Aardvark TapesSAT-TF1Australia1987


  • Artwork By [Cover Drawing] – Ernie Althoff


Tracks recorded in 1987, 86, and 85, respectively.
Contains an extra sheet with additional information.

The tuning forks are a set of aluminum bars into which a large center slit has been cut. When struck with a soft mallet, they produce an almost pure wafeform (a sine wave) and ring on for about 30 seconds. They are tuned to a series of pure ratios (just intonation) derived from ancient Greek scales. This pure tuning produces the sustained non-wavering sound the forks have. I built them in Oct. and Nov. of 1985 while artist in residence at the CSIRO National Measurement Lab at Monash University under the Australia Council's Artists and New Technologies Scheme. Improvisation in Two Ancient Greek Modes (Enharmonic and Diatonic) was made as a multitracked improvisation during a live broadcast of ABC-radio's "Music Line" program. Voices, Tuning Forks, and Accordion was composed with the assistance of my friend Henry Hunter, who programmed the versions of the computer game "Life" on which the score of this piece was based. Almond Bread Harmonies II was written with an AIM-65 computer in FORTH using a Mandelbrot Matrix program I wrote. The score to this piece provides a pitch and rhythmic structure with considerable player choice available.

Recording Information: Recorded at ABC Studio 325, East Malvern, Vic. on Dec. 5, 1985, Paul Petran, producer (ABH II) and Feb. 17, 1987, Stephen Snelleman, producer (Imp.). VTFA recorded Nov. 19, '86, State Library, Melbourne, by Peter Liddelow. Thanks to Paul, Stephen and Peter, to the Astra Chamber Music Society for permission to release this recording, to Henry for his programming and encouragement, to Ron, Robert, John, Ken, Stan and Rosemary at CSIRO, and huge than yous to Angela, Bob, Catherine, Rodney, John, the Astra Choir and ESPECIALLY Ernie, not only for his cover drawing, but also for all his help, without which none of this could have happened.
-- Sept. 17, 1987, Warren Burt


  • Recorded At – ABC Studio 325, Caulfield East
  • Recorded At – State Library Of Victoria