Creating never-before heard sonic experiences, tranSpectra is a collective of innovative artists dedicated to exploring tonality and harmony beyond the traditional Western scale.
Comprised of versatile performers
on clarinets, percussion, voice, strings and dance, tranSpectra's
repertoire is based on an alternative tuning system called the Bohlen-Pierce
scale. tranSpectra is the only group of its kind in
North America, and one of only two in the world (see below).
tranSpectra's members and collaborators include:
Concert at Open Ears Festival, Kitchener,
ON, April 2009
Premiere concert at University of Guelph,
Composition and performance of Bohlen-Pierce music is also taking place in Germany, centred at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and led by Dr. Georg Hajdu. Details of the inaugural concert by this group, including audio files, are available here.