Friday, August 28, 2009

rip joe maneri

Joe Maneri, the founder of Boston Microtonal Society, has died. Joe Maneri has been a musical innovator in mictrotonal music: from bringing us microtonal improvisation to invention of a 5 octave, 72-tones per octave electronic keyboard that has graced Boston Museum of Science since 1990:

i was extremely lucky to have met and spoken with Joe Maneri about 20th century eastern european literature, of all things! Here he is performing with Club d'Elf at the Knitting Factory in 2002:


Do check out the work of his son, a modern violinist, Mat Maneri.

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