Research

Here you can find the research work conducted by Eleni Ralli (website curator) as well…

Collaborations

This research was made possible thanks to the contribution of the existing extensive knowledge about…

Music Library

Thanks to the contribution of young composers, I was able to collect material (scores and…

Instruments

Ensemble Musikfabrik Cologne commissioned in 2008 the percussionist and instrument maker Thomas Meixner to reconstruct…

Interviews

For the purpose of this artistic research, performers, composers and instrument makers were interviewed. Among…

About

The material presented on this website was assembled by Eleni Ralli as part of her PhD artistic research. Its purpose is to provide a source of information about the work of “Harry Partch-world” taking place nowadays. Harry Partch, one of the greatest American pioneers of the music of the 20th century, was one the first composer to invent, design and build all the instruments that are necessary for the performance of his works. Although other composers also constructed their own instruments to serve their theoretical ideas (Smetak, Carillio), Partch followed a strongly systematic tonal system for the tuning of his instruments. As an exemplary instance of the completely “free” composer,…