August 21st, 2016

beartato phd

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Rntz told me about the notion of "Double Tonic" which is certainly a thing I've used before compositionally, but somehow I never knew the name of it, or that it was a definite Thing in medieval european music, as well as other world music traditions at various times. Searching for some of the tunes wikipedia mentioned led me to Asonance's recording of "Donald MacGillavry", which was ok but not blow me away, but then I found their "Čarodějnice z Amesbury" ("The Witch of Amesbury") which is not double-tonic at all, but a really nice folksy sounding song in its own right. The sound of sung Czech I find quite nice.