March 8, 2013 “Microtonality: The New Frontier in Music”
Elaine Walker lectures on Microtonality, explained for the beginner, at Florida Atlantic University. This was the final lecture for the Spring 2013 Frontiers in Science public lecture series. Supported by the FAU Lifelong Learning Society Endowed Professorship in Science |

Elaine lectures on the Bohlen-Pierce Scale @ the Goethe Institute, Boston, 2013
I give an overview of my work with the Bohlen-Pierce scale over the years (a macrotonal musical tuning system based on a 3/1 frame (three times the frequency, called a "tritave", as opposed to the 2/1 "octave") divided by 13 equal steps), starting with how Dr. Richard Boulanger introduced me to the tuning and how it turned out I was a fan of John R. Pierce all along, to my research at NYU during my Masters studies when I got to know Heinz Bohlen. Then I will talk about what I am working on now, with the hexagonal keyboard layout I developed, outlining chord progressions and fingerings on the keyboard, and composing new music. Supporting audio | View performances and other lectures

AXIS for the Bohlen-Pierce Scale
Elaine rearranges the keys for the Bohlen-Pierce Scale on this hexagon "sonome" keyboard. The Bohlen-Pierce Scale is a macrotuning based on a 3/1 frequency ratio, divided by 13 equal steps. See for research on the BP Scale.

Electronic Music Geekdom
This playlist includes anything along the lines of instructional videos, presentations, and documenting things such as building or modifying gear. My main interests are in alternate tunings and controllers, fractal-generated (chaos) music, and making unusual sounds.