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An octave can be divided into 1200 cents. In each of this work's twelve duets the scale of the microtonal keyboard is shifted anywhere from four to 48 cents. Sound is further varied through patches that emulate other instruments. The smallest retuning is probably not audibly different to most people.

Listen -- Section 16 (track 16, 0:00-1:14)
© 2007 Monroe Golden

However, as the separation from the usual piano tuning becomes ever more distant, the music becomes more unsettling.

Listen -- Demopolis (track 11, 0:02-1:05)
© 2007 Monroe Golden

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Copyright © 13 April 2008 Ron Bierman, San Diego, USA

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