Friday, November 30, 2012

George Secor's mapping of Partch's Scale

George Secor's mapping on Partch's scale drawn by Erv Wilson
While not added to the Archives directly, The document Mapping Of Partch's Scale on Secor's Keyboard has been added to Secor's section of the Main Library. I provide this page as it includes related documents of which this keyboard drawings by Wilson provide an open door to how Partch's scale could be expanded to 72 or even how this layout provides a uniform fingering of Partch's scale.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Constant Structures

Wilson's note on Constant Structures to John Chalmers 1965
Here is one of Wilson's earliest mention of the subject of Constant Structures. This page is apart of a document looking at 3 22 tones scales. Thanks to John Chalmers for making this available sometime back from his collection that is still being archived.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Meta-Ptolemy [Some Collected Papers}

Chain of 7 tone scales within the 24 tone array in Wilson's Meta-Ptolemy
Wilson collected his papers on Meta-Ptolemy together. This is what is done here with some added notes The scale offers an interesting chain of  7 tones scales not unlike those we find on various African Ballophones and offer an exploration into like territory.  Composer Stephen Taylor has used this scale here.