WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF THE AUGUSTO NOVARO SOCIETY. DEDICATED TO THE APPRECIATION OF THE WORK OF THIS MEXICAN THEORIST. WE HOPE TO ENCOURAGE FURTHER RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION OF HIS WORKS.
Augusto Novaro was a visionary microtonal theorist, composer and instrument designer. In 1927 he independently created a 9 limit diamond joining Partch and Meyer in being among the first to create a version of this structure. He was first theorist to recognise the approximation of 72 Equal temperament to the 11 limit harmonic series. Novaro explored a variety of other Equal Temperaments such as 15, 16, 29, and 53 with layouts for the conventional keyboard for the first two of these. He also designed a variety of instruments using the fibonacci spiral for its resonance.
SISTEMA NATURAL y NATURAL-APROXIMADO
AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION IN PROGRESS of the 1927 VERSION text only
BY THEODORE TURNER
A NATURAL SYSTEM OF MUSIC AND THE NATURAL-APPROXIMATED SYSTEM OF MUSIC
SISTEMA NATURAL DE LA MUSICA-1951
A list of published resources on and related to Augusto Novaro (thanks to John Chalmers)
A pic of Novaro from Popular Science monthly June 1931
We have a blog for updates on Novaro here
Membership is open and encouraged. Those wishing to become members are welcome to do so by sending an email request
All members are welcome to contribute.
Here is a link to the first set of compositions by Novaro outside of his books. Prelude. Five Studies. Here
MEMBERS AND RELATED LINKS
FERNANDO SERRANO ARIAS
JUAN SEBASTIAN LACH
RAUL MANZO MONROY*
JOSE´ EDGAR BERNARDO OROZCO MORA*
GABRIEL PAREYON - ON MUSICAL SELF SIMILARITY
LETICIA VARELA RUIZ
J A MARTIN SALINAS
CARLOS CHINCHILLAS TERRAZAS - VIOLAS VERTICALES
ERV WILSON- THE DIAMONDS AND OTHER LAMBDOMA. Those posts related to Novaro on the Gems from the Wilson Archives can be found here
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