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  • n. The use of microtones in music.

Etymologies

microtonal +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Solo singer/keyboardist Berkson is an absorbing one-off – touching on Jewish liturgical music (she's also a cantor), standards jazz tempered by Schoenbergian melody, Debussy, Charles Ives and the microtonalism she learned at the New England Conservatory with the late Joe Maneri.

    Judith Berkson: Oylam

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