Up until 1997, if you lived in Southern California and wanted to hear microtonal music, your only choice was to buy a recording. But live microtones? Forget about it. Yes, even here in the land where Harry Partch debuted his magnum opus Delusion of the Fury, and occasional visits by Lou Harrison, Terry Riley, Ben Johnston and others teased our eardrums with these forbidden fruits, this newly vital musical language was more likely to languish in the footnotes of textbooks than to thrill us from our concert stages.
But then along came MicroFest, the internationally recognized organization that has given many World Premieres and critically acclaimed performances in over one hundred unique concerts in dozens of venues from college campuses & art galleries to Grand Performances & Disney Hall, exploring what many have called the music of the future. The revenue from ticket sales is only a small part of what keeps this organization bringing these rare and beautiful sounds to you on a yearly basis.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your tax deductible support helps us to continue this exciting ground-breaking work, which not only includes our yearly concert series, but also produces educational seminars, recordings, and dedicated Vimeo and YouTube channels that share this music worldwide.
John Schneider – Artistic Director
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229 Rennie Ave
Venice CA 90291
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