Johnny Reinhard's home at the Stereo Society

Johnny Reinhard's home at the Stereo Society
Johnny Reinhard's Raven CD details
 
On July 4th 2005 the Stereo Society released Johnny Reinhard's new realization of Charles Ives' Universe Symphony
  Johnny Reinhard's home at the Stereo Society
Johnny Reinhard's realization of Ives' Universe Symphony

Composing Polymicrotonally
The subject of this essay -- polymicrotonality -- never shows up in a dictionary, although it has real meaning for my music compositions.  When performing extemporaneously as a bassoonist, I couldn't imagine improvising sans microtones.  The complex world in which we live requires a new music that reflects what is special in this millennial era and, paradoxically, need not be overtly complex in its delivery.  The insistence of a single tuning simply does not attract my aesthetic compass.  Most significantly......


Electric bassoon at the Nice Discotheque

 

 

Johnny Reinhard: composer/performer
Quick quotes about Johnny Reinhard from all sorts of people

American Festival Of
Microtonal Music

Under the direction of Johnny Reinhard
More quick quotes

Sketch for studio realization of Circle
(also in high-resolution)

Graphic score of Raven
(also in high-resolution)

 

Interview 1998 (Raven CD sleeve note)
I first focused on microtonality as a player.  I wanted to develop the bassoon compositionally by encouraging composers to write for me; I just wasn't satisfied with the available repertoire.  I didn't care much for the published works of the bassoon.  There's a certain standoffishness that institutions have towards the instrument compared with instruments like violin and piano, let alone flute.....

To the American Festival of Microtonal Music Web Site and its
PITCH Label

To Charles Ives' page at the Stereo Society