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MPAL Exhibits 2018-2019: Harry Partch

Documents exhibits at the Music and Performing Arts Library during the 2018-2019 academic year.

About Harry Partch

Harry Partch (1901-1974) was one of the first modern composers to work with microtonal scales and is known for his numerous custom made instruments. This exhibit includes copies of Partch music manuscripts, recordings of Partch’s works, and related materials from the Music & Performing Arts Library’s collections.

This exhibit is in conjunction with a related exhibit by the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music that will be on display in the Music Building Lobby from September 13-16. The exhibit "Scrapbook Gems: Harry Partch Inside Out" will focus on a personal view of Partch's life via two scrapbooks in the Archives’ collections.

Please see the links in the left column for more information about the MPAL Harry Partch Collection (1914-2007) and the Sousa Archives Harry Partch Estate Archive (1918-1991), both located at the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.

Pictures from the Harry Partch Exhibit

Items in collection