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Microtonal music: Quiz


Question 1: ________ (Australia, 1882–1961, particularly works for his "free music machine")
EnglandLondonPercy GraingerUnited States

Question 2: In 1986, ________ experimented with many microtonal systems including just intonation, using alternate tuning scales she invented for the album Beauty In the Beast.
Tron LegacyJay MaynardWendy CarlosTron (film)

Question 3: ________ (Romania, France, 1881–1955) (in Œdipe to suggest the enharmonic genus of ancient Greek music, and in the Third Violin Sonata, as inflections characteristic of Romanian folk music)
George Enescu Philharmonic OrchestraGeorge GeorgescuConstantin SilvestriGeorge Enescu

Question 4: The clay tablets were discovered in the ancient city of Ugarit on the Mediterranean coast of ________.

Question 5: ________ (U.S.A., 1874–1954, quartertones)
Symphony No. 4 (Ives)Charles IvesLeonard BernsteinPiano Sonata No. 2 (Ives)

Question 6: ________ (U.S.A., 1934–2006, just intonation, 72-tone equal temperament)
Bruce NaumanRichard SerraPhilip GlassJames Tenney

Question 7: The enharmonic genus in particular featured intervals of a distinctly "microtonal" nature, which were sometimes smaller than 50 cents, less than half of the contemporary Western ________ of 100 cents.
OctavePerfect fourthSemitoneInterval (music)

Question 8: ________ (Norway, 1901–1977, 53ET)
Ludwig van BeethovenMusicEivind GrovenClassical music

Question 9: These Are Powers modified their bass guitar into a microtonal adjusted instrument based on the changed ________ of the bass guitar (Carr 2008).
Musical modeMusical scaleSemitoneMusical notation

Question 10: Ellis inspired ________ immensely (Partch 1979, vii).
Steve ReichMusical tuningHarry PartchExperimental musical instrument

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