Xenharmonic

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Xenharmonic music includes all tuning systems and music using those systems not using the common European twelve-tone equal temperament. The term was invented by Ivor Darreg from the Greek for strange or foreign, xenos, though it often includes all microtonal music. Xenharmonic tunings include nineteen or other tone equal temperament, some tunings based on the 'music of the spheres', or less systematic tunings such as Annie Gosfield's purposefully "out of tune" sampler based music. Other composers of xenharmonic music include Elodie Lauten, Wendy Carlos, and many others.

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