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Harry Partch at 100

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of American composer Harry Partch. He built unusual instruments to realize his dream of music freed from the bounds of Western harmonies — Partch died in 1974, but Dean Drummond and his group Newband have been keeping his music and instruments alive. We celebrate the Partch centennary with an excerpt from a demonstration of the instruments Drummond gave us in 1992.

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